Friday September 21 2012
Scorer Livaja wanted Inter win

Marko Livaja is delighted to have scored his first goal for Inter, but would have preferred a Nerazzurri victory against Rubin Kazan.

The youngster, 19, started his first game for the Nerazzurri on Thursday but he had to be content with a 2-2 draw in the Europa League.

“I’m happy with my first goal for the first team, but it is a shame that we didn’t manage to win the game,” stated the Croatian.

“I scored yes, but I should have got a second. It was a good game though against a side like Rubin who are very difficult to face.”

Livaja was entrusted to start at San Siro by Coach Andrea Stramaccioni, a tactician who knows him well given their time together in the Primavera set-up.

“We have an excellent relationship,” the teenager added. “He has always told me that he has faith in my abilities.

“I’m happy that I decided to stay here in the summer and not go and spend the campaign on loan elsewhere. There are a lot of games to play and I hope to get my chances - and score more goals…”