Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri hailed Ricky Alvarez after victory over Lecce.

Alvarez had an eventful night against Lecce.

"I loved the boy. He was more consistent and even when he lost the ball, he then chased to get it back. Goals, Assists: okay.

"By 2012 I expect to lift Inter to a new level. The strength I have is that I can transmit this confidence to the boys. The Inter dressing room is wonderful: it has won a lot, but do not give up anything.

"Now the holidays, which will be used to relax and refresh."