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Johnny returns to Inter after defending the USA and bets on a fearless team on debut | International

Just in time to restart the interseason, Johnny appears fueled. The defensive midfielder, who was contested by some fans, has since been sacked in Gaucho to protect the American team. And, although he regretted not helping the team, he returned motivated to win a positive result soon before Independiente Medellin.

The number 30 featured in matches against El Salvador and Granada in the CONCACAF League of Nations. Despite his Brazilian and Italian nationality, his presence confirmed his desire to serve the country of his birth. Until then, he had only participated in friendly matches, which left him open for selection.

Johnny is one of Mano’s favorites for Inter — Photo: Ricardo Duarte/Expression, International

In North America, Johnny could only be in the crowd and suffered a loss against Caxias in the semi-finals. I suffered from afar as I fulfilled a dream and raised hopes of participating in the 2026 World Cup cycle.

– I was upset about the dismissal. Despite being far away from the national team, Inter can’t help but be followed. I have worn this shirt for nine years, this is the team of my heart, but now it is time to raise your head and think that we have many more matches – he declared.

In this need for a fresh start, Colorado encounters an old familiar in the introduction. DIM was in the South American group last year. On that occasion, Gauchos won both matches: 1–0 in Colombia and 2–0 in Beira-Rio. Knowing a segment of competitors serves as an asset to outline strategy.

Johnny defends USA in CONCACAF League of Nations – Photo: Divulgation/USMNT

Along the way, he has already participated in the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Libertadores. In both, the team went out on penalties in the Round of 16 to Boca Juniors and Olympia respectively. Johnny respects the strength of the team to fight for the tournament’s third championship.

– I have a positive expectation. I had the experience and it was a special feeling. Inter is a traditional team that always strives to be competitive in all the championships it competes in, and it will be no different.

The opening match is scheduled for 9pm Brasilia time at Attanasio Girardot.

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