Jonathan was considered a flop at Inter, but has now become one of their best performers. “Walter Mazzarri believed in me.”
The 27-year-old Brazilian made only eight Serie A appearances last season, but this term already has 10 games and a goal.
“When Mazzarri arrived, he spoke to me and said he believed in my qualities. That gave me confidence,” Jonathan told Sky Sport Italia.
“He then called me up for the first gave, explained he was betting on me and had seen qualities within me. He changed me.
“I have improved in tactical terms, just like Alvarez. Ricky used to do great things in training, but he too was lacking when it came to a match situation.
“It is fundamental now for us to beat Bologna and then look to the other challenges. We are just details away from fighting with the big clubs. We mustn’t look at Napoli or any of the other teams, but for now only focus on our results.”
Inter are in the process of transferring ownership from Massimo Moratti over to Erick Thohir.
“Moratti has been a great President and will always be in Inter’s hearts. I don’t know Thohir, but there will certainly be a meeting with us and anything that happens from now on will only be good for Inter, because we can make an even more competitive team.”