He was someone that when he returned to Appiano Gentile last summer, no one wanted him. Today, Joao Mario is a new player. Since that game against Lazio on October 29th, the Portuguese seems to have always made his mark with five starts in Serie A (obviously no Champions League because he was not on the list) for 423 minutes.
“I am happy because I am playing a lot now and for me it is the most important thing. It was crucial for us to react after Champions League elimination. We played a good game with many chances created. Not in the first half but overall we sought for this victory and deserved it. Third place? There is still a long way to go. We have to look ahead and we are right there with Napoli. We have to win our next matches. Europa League? It is important and we can get to the end.”