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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Carew reveals why Inter pulled the plug

John Carew has explained the decision made by Inter Milan to cancel his trial period with the club.

John Carew grabbed a late equaliser for West Ham against Crystal Palace.
John Carew is hoping to find a new club

The Nerazzurri had announced that Carew, 33, would undergo a 15-day trial with a view to a short-term deal at the club. However, after having a medical, the striker was sent home.

The former Aston Villa and West Ham man says the reasoning behind the decision was down to the length of time it would have taken him to perform at his full potential.

“I am proud to have been given the opportunity to speak to Inter and evaluate this option,” Carew told Sport.bt.no. “The problem was not tied to the physical and athletic tests but rather because I could not have been in top form straight away. That is what Inter were expecting.”

Carew insists he could not have been match fit right away, having not played competitive football since he left West Ham last summer, but he has not ruled out a return to the game in the near future.

He added: “I can’t be at my best before taking a while to gain match fitness. I didn’t come here to waste time and I won’t rule out returning to the pitch over the next few months.”

Inter president Massimo Moratti wanted an experienced striker to replace the injured Diego Milito and is now set to turn his attention to Ruud van Nistelrooy.

It has been reported the Nerazzurri are preparing a 15-month contract for the Dutch veteran, who retired in May 2012 and is turning 37 in July.

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