Hernanes has reiterated his desire to win trophies at Inter and revealed that coach Walter Mazzarri was a key factor in his switch.
Brazil midfielder Hernanes made the move to San Siro from Lazio on the final day of the January transfer window, signing for Mazzarri’s side on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The 28-year-old links up with an Inter side in poor form, having slipped to sixth in Serie A and been dumped out of the Coppa Italia.
But the former Sao Paulo man is confident he can be successful with the 18-time Italian champions.
“As soon as I found out that Inter were interested in me I wanted to grab the chance,” Hernanes said at his official unveiling on Thursday.
“I’m convinced we can be very successful. Inter is a great team, there are plenty of quality players here.
“I want to win things and I think my team-mates, the coach and everyone else at the club does too.”
Inter are in the midst of a six-match winless run, the latest setback coming last Sunday as Mazzarri’s men were comfortably beaten 3-1 by leaders Juventus.
The former Napoli boss has come in for criticism as a result of Inter’s poor form, but Hernanes was quick to praise the 52-year-old and urged fans to be patient with the side.
“Mazzarri is a top coach,” Hernanes added. “He was one of the reasons for my choice. I know I can improve a lot under him.
“What are Inter lacking? There are quality players here and a great coach. It will just take a bit of time.”
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