Inter defender heaps praise on new coach
After enduring a tumultuous season last year finishing in ninth place the Nerazzurri are looking to return to competing for European places.
“The team is in good physical shape and this is very important,” the Brazilian told Inter Channel. “This is down to the coach and his staff.
“We played a good game against Genoa and we’re all happy with the three points which are all that count.”
Jonathan was been implemented in Mazzarri’s 3-5-1-1 system as a right wing-back and proved to be a major offensive threat under these tactics.
“I feel I’m at 70-80 per cent,” the Brazilian continued. “Personally I have to continue to make progress.
“Tactically I can improve, although I’ve already learned a lot. But I want to keep working to do even better.
“The coach’s confidence in me has been crucial and it’s something very important for a player. His words encourage me to do well and help me a lot.”
A 2-0 win over Genoa calmed many Nerazzuri fans over the weekend, as a new era for the Benemata has commenced under Mazzarri who masterminded Napoli to prominence after many years of mediocrity.