Mateo Kovačić

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Hernanes won't be benched, him and Kova are not competing for the same spot anymore. Hernanes only comeptition is Kuz, Guarin*, Obi and to a lesser extent Khrin.
 

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Kovacic: Inter will be another thanks to Mancini, he told me to be #10 like he was. If I got the ball and stopped he screams at me and teaches me a new trick.

Kovacic: Now we have a great coach and with strong charisma and we are confident that the team can do a lot in front of Milan's first mission to the trust and take off.

Kovacic: Champions League? we deserve to play in it and we will try all our best to qualify and yes we can.

* Do you accept that to score the winning goal in the derby and then fast for 3 months?
Kovacic: not important, a victory of the team is important than me scoring a goal.

* Where and how did you feel when you heard the news of the sacking Mazzarri?
Kovatic: I was with the team and I felt guilty because the error was not his alone

* How about the first impression Mancini?
Kovacic: you can tell and see immediately the spirit of winning in the way his character as he has coached at the highest levels.

Kovacic: As that Mancini was terrific playmaker and knows how to guides me and gives me tips.

* In the past you say you love to play in the back to touch the ball the most?
Kovacic: Yes, in the past, but things change so Mancini wants me in the front.


Kovacic: with a first quota with Mancini I realized that I have quite a lot to learn on the offensive and defensive level.

* In the past, one of the problems of the team to move without the ball?
Kovatic: Some opponents of dont allow space, with Mancini it is different depends on quick touch.


* Inter`s Mancini with you will be more offensive is true?
Kovatic: Yes, to the extent that that is impossible derby ends 0/0 despite the fact that being cautious is a must in such games.


* Players who you love in Milan?
Kovatic: I love Shaarawy and Menez but in Milan the key is de Jong difficult to skip in the middle and he plays as well as forward.

* Do you have memories of Derby in Croatia?
Kovatic: Yes Derby Zagreb and Hajduk Derby, flamed derby, I did not play though because Hajduk was in another degree.

* Best memories of you in the Milan derby?
Kovacic: certainly last December and in order to win the magnificent Palacio`s goal in the final minutes.

* How it affects you, the public censure?
Kovatic: affects a little but there are a lot of fans supporting us as well which happens in football all over the world.

* How do you see the riot Croatian public against Italy?
Kovacic: Very bad and apologized on behalf of every Croatian, this are a minority of children who shouldnt be takes to stadiums.

* How are things to renew the contract?
Kovacic: We talked and there is an agreement but there is no rush and I am a believer in the Inter project and President Tohir project.

Kovatic: I love the city of Milano and I have a crazy desire to qualify for the Champions League final with the Italian team, which achieved.

* Inter rejected an offer from Barcelona for you?
Kovacic: Yes, but I learned that this is the job of my manager I want to stay here, but no one knows the future.


* Kovacic: love tactic and every day I learn new tactics.
Palacio returned to provide the best levels against Verona where making those goals we scored.

* Do you think that will be born with Mancini Guarin again?
Kovatic: Guarin is a close friend and even if he played little, he`ll play even if he is willing to do everything to prove himself.

* Vidic may be backed up in the derby?
Kovacic: he may be suffering from 3 man defense, but with four at the back he know it by heart, if play will be given his maximum.


* Coach Zaccheroni say who will win on Sunday, the team is the least bad of the two teams?
Kovacic: I respect the point of view but Inter is not bad to say that.

* Finally, predict the result of the derby?
Kovacic: 2/0 to us , Handanovic with us and will not be allowed to concede goals *laughs*

Fuck Michael.

the best line from this is "fuck michael". i'm serious tbh :eek:blivious:
 

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Hernanes won't be benched, him and Kova are not competing for the same spot anymore. Hernanes only comeptition is Kuz, Guarin*, Obi and to a lesser extent Khrin.

You really think Hernanes should play that deep? I'm unconvinced, but we'll see how he goes under Mancio.
 

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Does anyone remember Nerazzuri4life saying Thiago is at least 4 times better than Kovacic :lol:



holy shit im dying :lol:

If thiago wasn't injured, he's still the better player by far. From skill, technique, tactical depth, through actual execution, it's not even a close contest between the two.

And nice context. Next time, quote the whole post instead of looking for a "gotcha". I believe this was a discussion around AM/CM and pencipal.
 

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What out of context? You said thiago is 10x better than kova at CM. And not even as hyperbole :lol:
 

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Does anyone remember Nerazzuri4life saying Thiago is at least 4 times better than Kovacic :lol:



holy shit im dying :lol:
Lol but he is, thiago has been injured, but those few months at bayern were amazing. Thiago is better prepared for the upper tier football, no doubt.
 

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Apart the comparisons lets say he scores tommorow. fap fap fap
 

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Kovacic is much younger. So we dont can say if he is better. NOW, maybe.. but in 2-3 years Kovacic can be much better.
 

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its not just about being better. n4l said thiago was 10x better than kova at cm. not as exaggeration, he actually meant it.

talk about overrating players in big teams. jesus. you take robben/ribbery out of that team or messi/xavi out of barca, and all the players will look half as good.
 

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I'll say 2 things and then I'm done with this bs.

- I chose not to respond to you then and now regarding whether it was a "literal" 5x/10x because it seemed logical to me that it was hyperbole. Because I did not respond to you doesn't make it literal/NOT hyperbole.
- When you make statements like "take robben/ribery out and players look half as good", you make my argument for me. You allow me to not even respond because the knowledgable footballer will look at that statement and immediately recognize that you lack serious depth in football and should not be taken seriously. It also allows me to know who to not even bother interchanging ideas and having discussions with. Thanks.
 

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Name me one winning team where u can take two of their best player out and they still perform on the same level.
 

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Maybe some primary school football team or kindergarten football team.
 

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n4l's argument: im right because I know about football and you dont :eek:blivious:

If you were using hyperbole, I apologize, but it really didnt seem like it.

- When you make statements like "take robben/ribery out and players look half as good", you make my argument for me.

world class players make all players around them look better than they are (look at decline of ronaldo with portugal, messi with argentina) if you choose not to recognize that fact, thats your choice.
 

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He was the best player for barca b, he was amazing in that u21 tournament with spain, was dubbed xavi's successor and left barca because he didnt play enough. He had alot of success already, and maybe if kova had the same path, he could too. But he didnt, so i guess he will have to prove himself the hard, long way, like modric. While thiago alcantara is already on THE high level.

Thiago is also a more capable goalscorer and free kick taker.

I hope kova will be just as good, depends on mancini from now on.
 

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Honestly Kova has all the potential to be better then Thiago 3 years of playing at the highest level is a lot for a player who is 20.... serie a is ten times more defensive then la Liga I would have loved to see Thiago here at that age making the impact and passes Kova does.
 

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Well, it would also help if kova had better players around him. Lets us give mancini time, hopefully pokemon kova evolves to kovazard
 

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kovacic will be 5 times better than thiago if he plays at barca
 
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Pedro? Also a lot of people are doing better than pedro right now.
 

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There seems to be a bit of self loathing and general overrating of players who aren't ours on this forum.

Thiago is a rare talent, I've said it on this forum many times. I think Barca were silly for letting him go because I thought he had more natural talent than Xavi. However, Kovacic is also a rare talent. He's not as polished as Thiago, but I don't see any reason he can't reach a similar level if he continues to improve.
 
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