Houssine Kharja Excited To Work With Leonardo At Inter

Kharja is looking forward to working with Inter coach Leonardo...
Houssine Kharja is looking forward to working with Inter coach Leonardo and hopes that he can develop as a player under the Brazilian.

The 28-year-old midfielder joined the Nerazzurri on loan from Genoa last month and made his debut in the Beneamata's 3-2 victory over Palermo on Sunday.

Kharja is glad to have made the switch and has been quoted by Inter's official website as saying, "It's an honour and a pleasure for me to be here with the world champions and with Leonardo.

"I was a ball boy when he used to play for Paris Saint-Germain. I still have a pair of his old shorts, with holes in them now - a souvenir I've kept from back then.

"He was my idol. I remember his magical left foot, he used to take the most perfect free kicks and corners.

"As I said, it's an honour for me to be at Inter. Lots of teams were interested in me but when Inter came in I didn't have to think twice. I'm overjoyed to be here and also about how my debut went.

"Every training session will be like a cup final for me," he concluded.

Follow Goal.com on . Get the latest football news direct... Check out Goal.com's  page; be part of the best football fan community in the world!