APPIANO GENTILE - After completing his move to the club earlier this week and training with his new team-mates, today was the day for Marcelo Brozovic to be presented to the media.
Speaking to reporters at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti, the Croatia midfielder began by expressing his joy at joining a club of Inter's stature.
"It's a dream come true for me to be here. I've always wanted to play for club like Inter with such a great history. It's a special feeling to be able to pull on the Nerazzurri shirt. I'm delighted.
"I've never met such passionate fans before. I hope to repay the club for their investment with my performances on the pitch."
The 22-year-old went on to reveal the reasons behind his decision to choose Inter over other potential suitors.
“Inter were the club I wanted. There are lots of players here that I know already. Premier League interest? I preferred to come to Italy because the game is very fast and tactical."
On his personal aims: "I'm very young and I want to keep improving as a player here. I hope to develop into a complete footballer in a few years' time.
"Kovacic? He said he'll help me with anything I need."
There were also some questions about his choice of shirt number and his attributes.
"I went for No.77 because 11 was already taken and it's similar.
"I'm a central midfielder who can play in the holding role as well - it depends on the formation. "My idol? I really like Frank Lampard and I hope to become like him.
On his level of fitness: "I've been training for three weeks and I'm ready for my debut."
Would not playing in the Europa League be a problem? "No, I'll put everything I've got into performing well in the league."