Tuesday October 30 2018
Joao Mario: ‘Teammates helped me’

Joao Mario thanks “my teammates who helped me over the past five months” after his surprise return to the Inter squad.

The Portuguese midfielder made a surprise start in the 3-0 win over Lazio last night, having failed to play a single minute previously.

The 25-year-old declared in the summer that he didn’t want to return to the Nerazzurri after his loan spell at West Ham United, but he struck a rather different tone last night.

“The team played a great game,” Joao Mario told RaiSport.

“I thank my teammates who helped me over the past five months, just as they did against Lazio.

“We’re in excellent form right now and we need to continue like this.

“Can we challenge Juventus? It’s not easy, they’re doing excellent work. We are too though, and we have to continue.”

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