Saturday October 19 2013
Kovacic: 'Win for Thohir's Inter'

Mateo Kovacic hopes Inter can beat Torino with his goal on Sunday, so he can dedicate it to new owner Erick Thohir.

The Indonesian businessman bought 70 per cent of the club from President Massimo Moratti this week. Kovacic is expected to start tomorrow night against Toro, click here for a match preview.

“We want to give Thohir his first victory,” the 19-year-old midfielder told SportMediaset.

“We are here to play and to win. I like to play in any of the midfield roles and am at the disposal of the Coach.

“My problem is that I can’t score goals at the moment. With Andrea Stramaccioni I was in a deeper role, whereas Walter Mazzarri wants me in a more advanced position to provide assists and try to score.

“I must admit I feel the fact I haven’t scored my first goal for Inter yet.”

Kovacic arrived in January, but has suffered from injury problems at San Siro.

“It is a shame, because it was a stupid injury that prevented me from working with the team pre-season when the Coach was working out the new tactics. It was an important moment to learn, but now I am in good shape and have to catch up.”

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