PINZOLO - "I'm delighted to have this chance to ply my trade here and show what I'm capable of." Those were Jonathan's first words as a Nerazzurri player as he spoke to Inter Channel from the team's pre-season training camp.
I hope to have some great times here," continued the Brazilian right-back. I know I'm arriving in a team that already has other Brazilians, who are away on international duty at the moment. I'm here to do my job and put everything I've got into it. I want to prove my worth every day in training during the week and on matchdays, so that the coach Gasperini can pick me and use me."
Finally, there was a question about his new team-mates, Brazilians and non: "I haven't spoken to them yet," said the Brazilian defender. "Maicon used to play for Cruzeiro and he would sometimes pop in to say hello to old friends, so I crossed paths with him on a few occasions but we never had the chance to talk at length. I've always heard that Inter are a fantastic club, with everything they have won and considering the league they play in. I was sure it would be very good for me if the deal went through. Thanks to God I've made it to Inter and I hope to build up a good understanding with all my team-mates - the Brazilians, the Argentinians, the Italians, the Cameroonian Eto'o - on and off the pitch, starting from today."