Dodo hopes Inter Milan move can improve international prospects
New Inter Milan defender Dodo hopes that his move to the Nerazzurri can prompt an international call-up in the near future, having decided to leave AS Roma in the close season.
Dodo, 22, has turned his back on Champions League football next term as his focusses on the long-term at Inter and under new head coach Walter Mazzarri.
The left back joined on a two-year loan for a fee of just over €1 million, but would move permanantly for a further €7 million should all parties agree to it.
Dodo told Corriere dello Sport: “Inter presented me with a project which I can be more involved in. After call-ups with the U-17 and U-20 sides, I am convinced that Inter will give me the push to get into the national team.”
“Thohir (Erick, Inter’s president) said the goal is to win the championship in the next few years. Our goal is to better last year in the league and play well in Europe. I want to achieve the goals the club has set and play as much as possible.”
Dodo will join up at Inter with fellow Brazilians Juan Jesus, Jonathan and Hernanes, the latter having just returned from the World Cup in his homeland.