In a question and answer session posted on his official Instagram profile Inter owned midfielder Joao Mario has spoken on his love for Moscow, where he currently is due to being on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Portuguese national team midfielder was loaned to the Russian Premier League outfit for this season and given his comments, he is clearly loving life in the Russian capital.
“I love Moscow, it is a great city to live in. I have a very quiet life here because I have training sessions in the morning and in some afternoons when I have free time, I try to get to know the city better.” he explained.
“It’s a huge place with lots of things to do so I try to explore it to the fullest and I’m really enjoying this experience.
“Russian is very different from Portuguese. I already know some words that help me a lot in my daily routine, both in my personal life and in training and games.
“Although it is a difficult language I try, daily and weekly, to improve my Russian and I hope to be able to speak fluently soon.”
The 27-year-old joined Inter in a circa €40 million deal from Portuguese giants Sporting in the Summer of 2016 and was one of the first signings Suning made upon purchasing a controlling stake in the club from Indonesian tycoon Erick Thohir.
Joao Mario arrived much to the excitement of fans but was never able to cement a place under any manager and he has far from lived up to expectations either.
Whilst out on loan at Lokomotiv, he has made 15 appearances across all competitions to date in which he has scored one goal and provided four assists for his teammates.