The Nerazzurri are currently fifth in Serie A, six points behind third-place Milan with just five games remaining.
But the Brazilian defender has claimed that his side can make the Champions League places, whilst also commenting on his relationship with Coach Andrea Stramaccioni.
“It has been a difficult season,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “We have lost some games, but we are still here.
“We believe that we can make third place.
“We have to do everything to get there, and we have to do well in the last remaining games.
“But we believe we can do it.
“We are with the Coach until the end – always.
“He is a good Coach and we hope to spend many years together with him.
“Next year he will still be here, and we want to come back stronger than ever.”
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