It was another Brazilian who convinced Maicon to come to Inter, although the one giving the advice may now have changed his mind.
"I thank Adriano, as he is a great friend. He explained to me what the club and the team were like. He also told me to do really well in training, as that is what makes you a first team player," Maicon told Sky Italia.
"I am not the only one who misses him, as all the squad, the club and fans miss Adri too. He is a great player."