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It was a big day for Stevan Jovetic today as he was officially unveiled as Inter’s brand-new No. 10. Jovetic held a press conference at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, before heading to the stadium ticket office to greet fans renewing their season tickets.

I’m happy to have taken on the No. 10 shirt. When I arrived I was thinking of taking No. 8, but that was taken so I chose the number I used to have at Partizan, No. 35. Then Mateo left, so I started to think that No. 10 could be my number."

"We’ve trained well ever since I arrived, we’re ready and I can’t wait for Sunday to come around. Things are going well with Icardi, I already knew he was a fantastic player. I followed him when I was in England and had a great opinion of him. "There’s always pressure in football. I’ve felt it everywhere I’ve played but I just focus on performing well. I’d say that it adds extra motivation. Despite my difficulties in England it was a very important experience and I’ve come back more mature. I had a couple of injuries at the start, and then when I did play well I’d always be subbed off. And when I was left off the squad list for the Champions League I knew it was time to change clubs."

"The coach has told me what he’s expecting of me from a tactical point of view. The fans also have high expectations of me but the most important thing is that I contribute with goals and assists. We’ve spoken about what I can offer in terms of my flexibility. I’m comfortable in a number of positions, but so far I’ve played most often as a second striker."

There was no hiding Jovetic’s excitement at the prospect of playing in the Milan derby: "It’s an important, special match and I can’t wait to play in it. But I hope to score before the derby comes around, there are three weeks to go yet! We have a lot of very talented young players in the team. They need to develop further, but we just need to have some patience. We hope things go well and that we can be competitive right away and fight for third place."