Joao Mario: "I am happy, thank you fans for your applause"
“Did I know that I was going to play? No, even I was surprised.” Speaking to Sport Mediaset, Joao Mario admitted candidly that he did not expect to start in such an important game against the direct rival, one that smelled blood for what happened at the end of last season.
“The coach always tells me to be ready and so I am happy. This is a great victory for us against a difficult team. The team is doing well and I want to thank the fans for the applause that I received. I want to continue doing well and doing with confidently. Scudetto? It is not easy but at least we want to try.”