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Internacional coach Fernandão wary of former player Jô

Jô returns to face former club

Internacional coach Fernandão has warned his side against the threat of their former striker Jô, now of Atlético Mineiro, ahead of their Brasileirão clash in Porto Alegre on Wednesday evening.

Jô, 25, moved to the Belo Horizonte club earlier this year from Inter and Fernandão should know all about the striker as he was a director at the club when they both hired and sold the former Manchester City star.

Fernandão, who became head coach after the sacking of Dorival Júnior in July, is one of the youngest coaches in the league at just 34 and he spoke to Porto Alegre newspaper Zero Hora about Jô.

He said: "Jô is a great player, that's why Inter hired him. He has had a great season, but we knew he would have little opportunity here because we had Leandro Damião.

"He is a center forward and I hope that our defenders can mark him well, but he will make life is difficult."

Inter go into the game missing 7 key players as Pablo Guiñazú, Diego Forlán, Bolivar, Índio, Rodrigo Moledo, Andrés D'Alessandro and, perhaps most importantly, Leandro Damião are all unavailable.


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