Wednesday September 4 2013
Jonathan: Mazzarri gives me confidence

Inter defender Jonathan has praised new Coach Walter Mazzarri for revitalising his Nerazzurri career.

The Brazilian centre-back had struggled to break into the San Siro side’s first team since his 2011 move from Santos.

But the 27-year-old has now started both League games so far this term.

“The merit of my recent performances have been because of Mazzarri,” he told Sport Mediaset.

“The Coach has given me confidence and that is really important.

“Now we have to play Juventus, which will be tough. They are a strong team. Conte has worked well for years and manages to get the best out of his players.

“Playing at San Siro will give us an extra boost though.

“I’m sure we will give them a great challenge and maybe even beat them.”

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