Well, it is official, today was the last day of Julio Ricardo Cruz's contract. As of July 1, he will no longer be an Inter player.
This is sort of a bittersweet moment for me: sure, he wasn't always there for us last season, but, over the course of the last six years, he has been an integral part of the squad. When Ibra was down for the count, he practically hauled us over that finish line. Even last season, his 3 goals netted us 4 points in the championship and kept us in the Champions League.
Since 2003, he has scored 75 goals in 195 appearances.
He has come off the bench and saved Inter's day more times than I can count. El Jardinero grew goals out of nothing. I will miss him. If he stays in the Serie A, I have not one single doubt he will score a goal on us.
It is the end of an era. Thanks for everything and good luck.