Thursday December 16 2010
'Benitez has taken Inter back in hand'

Inter President Massimo Moratti believes last night's victory over Seongnam in the Club World Cup goes to show that Rafa Benitez is back on the right track.

The Nerazzurri ran out 3-0 winners in Abu Dhabi and booked their place in Saturday's Final against surprise package Mazembe who put out Copa Libertadores holders Internacional.

"It would have been awful to go out in the semi-final," Moratti explained. "We played an intelligent game and deserved the victory.

"Benitez showed a great level of concentration. It was that of a true professional and he has taken a situation that hasn't been easy back in hand again, doing a great job from a psychological point of view."

Asked about his relationship with Rafa, Moratti said: "Everything that was written wasn't wrong. We had to understand what was the right path to do well and to stay at the level we've been at in recent years.

"Now he has taken the situation back in hand again. I have confidence in people who work in a serious manner and for this reason I haven't made any changes."

Finally Moratti turned his attention to transfer rumours regarding Inter, appearing to rule his club out of the running to sign Antonio Cassano.

"At the moment, this [deal] isn't off the ground simply because we aren't looking for anyone up front."

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