Sunday September 2 2012
Maicon: 'Why I chose Man City'

Douglas Maicon reveals Roberto Mancini “certainly influenced my decision a great deal” to leave Inter for Manchester City.

The 31-year-old right-back made the switch on transfer deadline day for a reported €4.5m, reuniting with his former Nerazzurri Coach.

“Mancini’s presence certainly influenced my decision a great deal. I already worked with him, so he knows my football and the kind of person I am.

“I am really happy to be working with him again,” the Brazilian told

“Why did I join City? Without doubt because I have the opportunity to play in the Champions League and win other titles with a new club. I needed new motivation and the time had come to leave Inter.

“I have been very happy in Milan and won many trophies, but I don’t want to stop now. I want to continue winning and achieving my objectives.

“I think Manchester City can help me to obtain more success.”

Maicon is one of several ‘Treble’ stars who have left Inter this summer, including Lucio, Julio Cesar and the retired Ivan Ramiro Cordoba.

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