Inter Channel, Livaja: "Here I am, available"

APPIANO GENTILEA 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
see."

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