Tuesday, 4th February, 2014

Inter Milan midfielder Ruben Botta admits his Nerazzurri dream had been "crashing" during the many months he spent injured, but insisted he was now well on the way to full fitness.

Botta swapped Livorno for Inter in early January but has only made four substitute appearances in Serie A.

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In fact, the 24-year-old's first game for Inter was his first game for season, after being sidelined at Livorno with a knee injury.

However, he seems to be on the mend, and even came through 10 minutes in a Coppa Italia game unscathed.


And Botta was today quoted by the club website as saying: "It was a very difficult time for me when I got hurt. I feared the Inter dream would come crashing down.

"But [sporting director] Piero Aid and, in general, all the clubs have helped me, and waited. I thank them.

"I think I have improved a lot in the last month, day after day, and the knee is fine. I'll try to do my best in every moment."

Botta had joined Livorno from boyhood club Atletico Tigre in Argentina, while he is contracted at Inter until 2018.

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