Kovacic destined for stardom, says Kuzmanovic

The Serbia international thinks his team-mate has what it takes to become a star and hopes Andrea Stramaccioni will remain Inter coach
Zdravko Kuzmanovic has nothing but praise for Inter team-mate Mateo Kovacic and believes the youngster has a bright future ahead of him.

The Crostia international, 19, joined Inter from Dinamo Zagreb in the January transfer window and has since put in a number of encouraging displays for the Nerazzurri.

"He's coming along well, he's already picked up a bit of Italian and I'm very happy for him. I think he's got a great career ahead of him," Kuzmanovic told Mediaset.

The former Stuttgart midfielder then went on to discuss the future of Andrea Stramaccioni and stressed that he hopes that the coach will remain at the Giuseppe Meazza side.

"He's our coach and we have a lot of confidence in him. We want to carry on with him."

Stramaccioni took charge of Inter in March 2012 and guided them to sixth place in the Serie A table. They have been struggling this term, though, and sit only ninth with one more game to go.