Soccer is the beautiful game. When played the "right way," it is a pure experience. Nice passing patterns, soft touches, artistic flourishes. But enough of all that. Remember the time Zlatan Ibrahimovic said that the Barcelona dressing room was like a classroom full of preppy schoolboys? Nobody wants that.
Soccer needs villainy. The game's best side is its dark side. As The Joker said: "I'm not a monster, I'm just ahead of the curve."
Inter Milan have announced they have suspended midfielder Radja Nainggolan for "disciplinary reasons."
The Belgian joined the Nerazzurri from Roma in the summer and scored three goals in 15 appearances. Inter sit third in the table, eight points behind second-place Napoli, who they face on Dec. 26 -- and will do so without Nainggolan.
"FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Radja Nainggolan has been temporarily suspended from football activity for disciplinary reasons," a statement read on the...
Radja Nainggolan has told ESPN FC that Inter Milan can follow the example of his old club Roma and mount a challenge for the Champions League.
Nainggolan will be at the heart of an Inter team needing a point at Tottenham on Wednesday to book a place in the round of 16.
Inter have won nine of the 11 games in which he has played this season, losing three of the five he has missed.
But the Belgium international said that was "coincidental" as he targeted defying those who said Inter had no chance...
Inter Milan midfielder Radja Nainggolan has said he he has no regrets about turning down a move to the Premier League as he continues to enjoy life in Italy after leaving Roma in the summer.
The former Belgium international has had offers from Chelsea and Manchester United in the past but said he valued the quality of life he has in Italy over the money he could have earned in England.
"I have had plenty of chances to leave," he told ESPN FC. "I am the kind of person who above all needs to...
Radja Nainggolan has told ESPN FC he won't play for Belgium again and has hit out at the "pathetic" excuses behind his international exile.
The Inter Milan midfielder, 30, was left out of Belgium's World Cup squad last summer and has said he won't return even if Roberto Martinez was replaced as coach.
"I'm not going back to the national team again. I said that if I don't go to the World Cup, I'll quit, and I'm a man of my word," Nainggolan said. "I play my football here [at Inter], with lots of...