MILAN – He was only supposed to be at headquarters for half an hour but Hernanes ended up sticking around much longer for the Twitter initiative #askHernanes. He wanted to respond personally on his iPad and enjoyed himself with the fans, revealing things we didn’t even know ourselves. For example, his footballing hero was Fluminense’s Felipe Jorge Lourerio, the left-footed midfielder also known as 'The Maestro'.
He’s a music fan and listens to gospel in particular. His number, 88, should be read as a double 8. He’s a family man in his free time, but during the day he’s highly focused on his work and always looking to make improvements. His ability to strike the ball with either foot isn’t a natural gift, but rather something he worked hard to achieve, training with his left until he was just as comfortable shooting with it as he is with his right.
He doesn’t define himself as religious, but someone for whom religion is a belief and a lifestyle. He's dreamed about Inter’s treble and it seemed incredible to him that a team could win so much. He recalls all the players from that side, and in particular Zanetti, Julio Cesar, Milito and Sneijder.
Thanks to everyone who took part in Inter’s new initiative!