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Inter's 18-year-old whiz Coutinho has raised the bar considerably as he sets himself a new benchmark - to be like Kaka or Robinho.

Coach Rafael Benitez said the Brazilian is "the future of Inter" as he unveiled him on Monday, and he will be hoping his predicition is right based on what the player has promised.

"I am very happy to be here at Inter. I want to win plenty of trophies and give the fans plenty of satisfaction," he told the press.

"I am a midfielder that likes attacking, a bit like Sneijder."

Asked which players he takes inspiration from, Coutinho failed to mention his new team-mates, preferring to keep the theme Brazilian as he pondered a place in the Selecao.

"Robinho and Kaka; I watch them on TV and I like them a lot," he added.

"I want to affirm myself and become notable in Calcio so I can play for Brazil, [which is] every player's dream."

Coutinho signed for Inter in 2008, but remained at Vasco da Gama on loan before completing his switch this summer.

Sky Sport Italia
claim he is on a five-year deal.

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