Livaja hopes for another chance

BY foxsports • September 22, 2012

Inter Milan striker Marko Livaja is hoping to repeat his Europa League heroics if he is given the chance in Sunday's Serie A match with Siena.

The Croatian teenager scored his first senior goal for Inter as they salvaged a 2-2 draw in their opening Europa League clash against Rubin Kazan on Thursday night.

Livaja is now keeping his fingers crossed that he has done enough to impress coach Andrea Stramaccioni and keep his place up front in this weekend's match.

Livaja told Gazzetta dello Sport: "It was a great game. Rubin are a good side and they were hard to play against.

"I'm really happy to get a goal at home, but we hope a win will come soon, hopefully against Siena on Sunday.

"I thank the coach for putting his faith in me. He told me not to sign for Espanyol but to stay here where he promised me a lot of playing time.

"I hope it continues."

Stramaccioni had the players back at the training ground on Saturday morning as they started to gear up for their return to domestic league action.

Sunday's opponents Siena are bottom of the league standings at this early stage of the season after failing to win any of their opening three fixtures.

They are currently on two points thanks to draws against Torino and Udinese, while Inter are in fifth place in the standings, having beaten Pescara and Torino either side of a 3-1 defeat to Roma.