APPIANO GENTILE – A tu per tu on Inter Channel with Marko Livaja, on the eve of
Inter v Cesena: Roberto Scarpini interviews the Nerazzurri Primavera player
who, before arriving at Inter, played for Cesena, the team in which he made his
Serie A debut last 16 October against Fiorentina. Livaja recounted: "I
remember the moment very well. Giampaolo called me from the bench in the 85th
minute and sent me onto the pitch. It was a great achievement for me, as
unfortunately I had been at a halt for about two years because of contractual
problems. Now I’m doing well here at Inter. I’m aware of having arrived in a
great team and it would be lovely to debut in these colours against my former
team-mates… There are great players at Inter of great experience,
internationals, but also high-quality young players. Physically I feel ready,
also for my physical characteristics. I’m not exactly small [smiling]. In the
Primavera league, where players are usually smaller, I pick up yellow cards
even when I don’t do anything…"
Livaja was then asked if he’s still in touch with any of the Cesena players:
"Every now and then I hear from fellow Croatians Djokovic and Tibor Cica, with whom I still play in the Croatian U-20
national team. Now Cesena have been relegated and so they’ll let some
youngsters play. For us this Sunday’s match is a very important one. Winning
will be crucial in reaching third place."
Marko then spoke of winning the NextGen Series, of the objectives of the
Primavera team and more: "It was important, the most prestigious victory
in my career. Now with the Primavera team we’re looking at becoming Italian
champions because we have good players and an intelligent coach. But now, with
the break in the Primavera season, I want to focus on the commitments of the
first team. I’m here if I’m needed. Then with the Primavera team, however,
we’ll go to Gubbio to win ‘our’ Scudetto."
Finally, a statement on his possible debut with Inter’s first team: "Do I
believe in a debut before the end of the season? Well, I hope so. Let’s
MILAN – Inter v Cesena is the Nerazzurri’s second-last match at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the 2011/12 season: kick-off is at 15:00 on Sunday 29 April.
Here are the stadium opening times:
13:00 – stadium gates open to the public.
12:00 – ticket offices open. SUD: 2 box offices for replacement tickets and online kits, 10 for sales and ticket transfers; NORD: 13 box offices only for sales and ticket transfers.
APPIANO GENTILE – Andrea Stramaccioni will speak to the media in the press room at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti at 12:45 tomorrow, Saturday 28 April 2012, ahead of Inter’s Week 35 fixture against Cesena to be played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday 29 April (a 15:00 kick-off).
The press conference will be broadcast live on Inter Channel (Sky Italia, channel 232) and streamed on inter.it.
Journalists and TV/radio crew (no journalists) may enter the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti from 12:30.
– (ANSA) "Those were wise words from Zanetti. Let’s see if the FIGC
accepts this provocation. If they accept it then everyone is free to do what
they want. It’s a matter of common sense [regarding Juventus, ed.],"
stated Massimo Moratti, upon leaving the meeting of Saras shareholders that was
held today in the Palazzo Turati, when commenting on the question of Juventus
adding a third star to their shirts should they manage to win the Scudetto this
season. "It’s something without the least bit of logic, and for the moment
it seems only to be provocation," continued Moratti.
moment Massimo Moratti does not want to be distracted by other names for the
Inter bench. Regarding Guardiola, Moratti stated after the general meeting of
Saras shareholders in Milan: "I think he’ll take a sabbatical for a year.
For the future I’m thinking only of Stramaccioni," added Moratti.
"Stramaccioni deserves a very good mark. Against Cagliari and Fiorentina,
although it didn’t go well, he showed courage, and this is something that does
not displease me in the least. We have to do well. Napoli have a lot of
security, while we only have to win. We have a difficult match against Parma
and then there’s the derby."
then commented on the continuing rumours coming out of France regarding a
return of Leonardo to Inter: "I read what’s being said in France. I’m
glad. I don’t think it will happen. Everything depends on the evolution that we
want to give to the club. It’s necessary to monitor the situation, for him as
well as for others." (ANSA)