Hernanes: It was difficult not to celebrate my first San Siro goal
Former Lazio midfielder Hernanes admitted it was difficult not to celebrate his first Internazionale goal at the San Siro at the weekend but did it out of respect to his past team mates.
The Brazilian midfielder left Rome for Milan in January and revealed to Sky Sport 24 that he made a promise to himself before the game that he couldn’t celebrate a goal against his old side.
Hernanes said: “I had already decided not to celebrate in the event of me scoring, so it was in my thoughts. It was my first goal at San Siro and I was worried I would forget the promise I made to myself to respect my former team.
“It was difficult to not celebrate because it was an important goal both for myself and for Javier Zanetti’s farewell.”
After selection for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad was confirmed on Monday, Hernanes believes his switch to Nerazzurri has been vindicated.
The Brazilian believes his hard working is starting to pay fruition, he added: “When I arrived here I said that I wasn’t thinking about anything much, just about working hard. If you do that, the results will come.
“That’s what I have done, I work hard and I do everything I can to improve. Some important things have already happened, like my first goal at San Siro and my call-up for the World Cup.
“Good things are happening so I was right. I will concentrate along with the rest of the team.”