Jovetic desperate for Inter stay

Inter Milan forward Stevan Jovetic is eager to make his loan move from Manchester City a permanent one, despite struggling with form this campaign.

"Out of 10, I would say five," he told Corriere dello Sport when asked to rate his season. "I'm always harsh on myself – I won't blame others.

"I came here to stay for at least a few years. At the end of the season I'll talk to the club, but I don't want to leave.

"I can give a lot to this team. They haven't seen my real worth yet."

The 26-year-old Montenegro international has scored seven goals in his 27 appearances for Inter this season.

"In February, I had a few physical problems, just as we were losing ground in the table. Before that I hadn't played for technical reasons," he said. 

"Given how things went at the start, we could and should have finished third.  But in January we didn't win many games, above all at home.

"Unfortunately there was a decline and in the end we've paid for that. We should have at least competed for the Champions League and I'm sorry we haven't managed to."

Inter are currently fourth in the Serie A standings, unable to catch third-placed Roma who are 10 points ahead with two matches remaining.