Kovacic can be a superstar at Inter – Guarin

The midfielder is confident the 21-year-old will blossom into a great player and says Roberto Mancini has made a massive difference at the club

Fredy Guarin has labelled Inter team-mate Mateo Kovacic a future “superstar” who can flourish anywhere on the field.

The 21-year-old joined the club from Dinamo Zagreb in 2013 and scored five goals and made three assists in 35 Serie A games last term.

However, Guarin says supporters are yet to see the best of him.

“Kovacic has already done great things, but he hasn’t exploded yet,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport

“With the right team around him, he can become a superstar, regardless of the role he plays.

“We haven’t seen the real Mateo yet.”

The Colombia international was also full of praise for coach Roberto Mancini, who has made a number of high-profile signings this summer after inheriting Walter Mazzarri’s squad upon his appointment back in November.

Geoffrey Kondogbia, Martin Montoya and Miranda have bolstered an Inter side that finished eighth last season and Guarin believes he is beginning to shape the team in his image.

“He makes all the difference in the world,” he added.

“He has charisma and experience. Now he has chosen his players, he can guide us back to the top.”

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