Saturday November 15 2014
Kovacic on Italy and Inter

Mateo Kovacic prepares for Italy-Croatia, but also said “thank you” to sacked Inter boss Walter Mazzarri.

The midfielder is in the squad for Croatia’s Euro 2016 qualifier at San Siro on Sunday evening.

“It is a very important game for us tomorrow, as these are the two best teams in the group,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“We are both targeting first place. The important thing is to do well and pick up points.”

While Kovacic has been away with Croatia on international duty, his club have sacked Coach Mazzarri to bring in Roberto Mancini.

“I say thank you to Mazzarri, who did a great job.”

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