Italian football is very competitive: Joao Mario

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Milan, Sep 8 (IANS) Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario, one of the recent signings of Italian football side Inter Milan, has said Serie A is “very competitive” and his team will have to work hard to finish in a qualifying position for an European competition.

“I hope to help (my team-mates) on the pitch. Italian football is very competitive, so we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Mario said in an interview with official Inter television on Wednesday, reports Efe.

The midfielder, a Euro 2016 champion with the Portuguese national team, also said he is happy to have come to Inter and his new team-mates have welcomed him.

“I am very happy to be here and today was my first training session. Now I want to prepare in the best way for Inter,” he said.

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Mario, 23, asked The Inter fans to support the team, which only managed one point in the first two rounds of Serie A in the current season.

–IANS

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