Thursday September 26 2013
Laxalt relives Bologna debut

Diego Laxalt insists his goals against Milan were for Bologna and not Inter – the club who actually own his contract.

The 20-year-old made his first appearance in Serie A on Wednesday and celebrated by bagging a brace against the Diavolo.

“It wasn’t a derby for me as I was at Inter for just 20 days and now I’m concentrating on Bologna,” the midfielder noted.

“Just making my debut against such a great club was a already a dream – never mind scoring two goals.”

Laxalt, netted in the summer by Inter from Defensor, moved to Bologna on loan as part of the agreement that saw Saphir Taider head in the other direction.

“I don’t think I’ve now booked myself a starting shirt,” he added. “I have to win that on a daily basis with hard work. After all, I, like my teammates, made some mistakes.

“I underlined my characteristics last night – my running, my speed and my ability to pop into attack," he continued.

“My headed goal, though, was not part of my repertoire. The adrenaline of the game made the difference there.”

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