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Friday May 13 2011
Ranocchia targets mini-treble

Internazionale are focused on completing the "mini-treble" this term, says defender Andrea Ranocchia.

The Nerazzurri have failed in their attempts to retain the Scudetto and the Champions League, but they do have the chance to add the Coppa Italia to their Italian Super Cup and Club World Cup titles.

"We'd like the mini-treble," he told Sky Italia, a year after the club did the big treble. "The Coppa Italia would be our third trophy of the season.

"The campaign has been a positive one. Milan may have won the Scudetto, but we'll make up for that next term."

Ranocchia, who Inter co-owned with Genoa, joined the club in January after Walter Samuel picked up a serious knee injury.

"I have many points of reference at Inter," he continued. "Marco Materazzi for example. We started to send each other messages before I even arrived. But I really get along well with everyone.

"I'm very comfortable playing beside Lucio," he added. "And then there is Samuel. He's excellent at marking his man, so that's certainly something I can learn from him.

"Maicon impresses me with the way he runs. Every now and then I think I'd like to take a turn on his legs…"

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