Friday October 14 2011
Ranieri on Eto'o and Catania

Claudio Ranieri has rubbished suggestions of an Inter return for Samuel Eto'o. "I'm just concentrating on Catania."

The Cameroon ace has been linked with a January loan move to the Nerazzurri just months after his €27m switch to Anzhi.

However, Ranieri has dismissed the speculation by insisting he's more than content with the players in his squad.

"I have excellent strikers and I'm very happy with what I have," the Coach who recently replaced Gian Piero Gasperini noted.

"Eto'o and I go back a long way, since I was in Majorca in 2003, but these things I have read and heard are like fantasy football.

"As a result, I'm just concentrating on tomorrow's match."

Inter have had a disastrous start to the season and they've only collected four points from five Serie A games so far.

"Catania is a difficult place to go and play," he stated when questioned on Saturday's tie. "It's going to be tough.

"Each match is important and significant and at the moment the match we consider most important is tomorrow's.

"We have seen how dangerous Catania can be, even Juventus struggled there and last season Inter had a tough match, but two years ago they actually lost there.

"We want to win. We are concentrating on picking up points and that's all. We don't want to lose touch with the leaders.

"Catania are a team which boasts many Argentines, quality players, such as Gomez who is extremely dangerous.

"But, generally speaking, they play at speed and this means we'll have to be very careful."

Ranieri has named a 20-man squad for the game, but he will be without Wesley Sneijder, Cristian Chivu and Julio Cesar.

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