Inter chief Massimo Moratti has underlined how important Diego Milito has been to the Nerazzurri revival.
Both the Beneamata and the Argentine have been re-born in recent weeks following a problematic start to the season.
The former Genoa man was being linked with a January exit after a tough campaign, but he now has eight Serie A goals in 15 games this term.
“It’s a good job that he has returned to being decisive,” the San Siro chief said outside of his Milan offices earlier today. “We were counting on him.
“It didn’t seem very easy, but he is a champion. He strikes the ball in such a way that it’s pleasing to see his goals – and he scores so many.
“Let’s hope he continues in this way.”
Milito, 32, was again on the scoresheet last night in the 2-1 win against Lazio. However, boss Claudio Ranieri wasn’t impressed by his side’s performance.
“His stance was a positive one,” Moratti continued. “He’s close to the squad, he can feel their pulse and his words were there to charge up his players.
“It seems an intelligent position to take.”
Inter are now fourth in the standings, six points behind leaders Juventus.