Roberto Mancini has praised Geoffrey Kondogbia and Ivan Perisic, after they impressed him in the 3-1 win over Palermo.
Perisic scored the third goal in the routine home victory for the Nerazzurri, after Ljajic and Icardi scored in the first half.
Mancini’s men are still fifth on the table, but the manager chose to single out Kondogbia and Perisic for praise.
“Ivan Perisic is simply getting to know Italian football, which is very different to the Bundesliga,” he told Mediaset Premium.
“Geoffrey Kondogbia is improving too and both will be the future of Inter.”
But Ljajic was criticised by Mancini despite the Serbia international giving Inter the lead with a superb run and finish in the 11th minute.
“I really, really like Ljajic and he knows that, but at times he doesn’t train with the right attitude,” Mancini said.
“His feet are excellent, but his brain doesn’t always work properly.
“He can sometimes rest on his laurels during a game or train badly all week.
“A player with his quality should make the difference always, the way he did tonight. There are few players out there like him.”