Thursday August 18 2011
Lucio makes Inter pledge

Lucio has promised Inter that he'll continue to make a vital contribution for the club after signing a new contract.

The Brazilian is now tied to the outfit until June 2014 after he was granted a two-year extension to his previous deal.

"I'm happy about the renewal and for the confidence that Inter have shown in me," the defender told Inter Channel.

"It's a mutual faith and one that I'll pay back – as you'll see on the pitch. I'm really happy."

The former Bayern Munich ace is an untouchable in the side's starting XI and he's set to play a key role in boss Gian Piero Gasperini's 3-4-3 system.

"I cannot wait to begin the season and I'll do my best," he added. "Personally, I feel great. I'm in form and I hope to be that way for the whole season."