Juan: I want to become as good as Thiago Silva

Inter defender Juan is determined to prove his worth at the club, and is hoping to reach the same level as Paris Saint-Germain star Thiago Silva.

The 21-year-old recently returned to the Nerazzurri after featuring at the London Olympics with Brazil, and he's eager to make an impact in the new season.

"Am I the new Thiago Silva? I hope so, but I need to work harder," Juan was quoted as saying on the official Inter website.

"He's brilliant, I hope I can become as good as him.

"This is a great team and I hope to become a great player for this club, like [Javier] Zanetti and [Esteban] Cambiasso. I'd like to stay here.

"I'm prepared to do whatever the coach wants. I definitely prefer to play at centre-back but I'm available wherever."

Juan joined Inter from Internacional in January 2012, but has so far been unable to secure regular first-team action at the Giuseppe Meazza side.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russia 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
86 Philippines 0 0 0 0

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