Christian Vieri reveals a curious conversation between Taribo West, Marcello Lippi and the voice of God at Inter. “I was doubled up laughing.”

Christian Vieri reveals a curious conversation between Taribo West, Marcello Lippi and the voice of God at Inter. “I was doubled up laughing.”

During the lockdown, retired striker Vieri is becoming quite the star on social media with a series of Instagram Live videos, where he can reminisce with former teammates.

It was in one of these discussions where he spilled the beans on a bizarre moment in the Inter dressing room during West’s stay from 1997-00.

“It was Saturday morning, we were all standing around and Lippi told us the line-up so we could go out and get the practice session in,” Vieri told Marco Materazzi.

“Taribo West stood up and with this big deep voice said: ‘Mister! God told me that I have to play!’


“I was already doubled up laughing before Lippi gave his reply: ‘That’s strange, He didn’t say mention it to me.’ I nearly wet myself.”

Nigeria international West later became a pastor and founded his own church in Lagos.

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