Friday March 25 2011
Samuel nears his return

Inter defender Walter Samuel hopes to be back fully fit before the end of the season in Serie A.

The 32-year-old Argentina international has been out since November with a serious knee injury.

Speaking to the Inter Channel, he said: "Now I have some hope of being back before the end of the season. Maybe I'm deluding myself but you never know.

"But more than anything I want to heal well. The team has no need [for me] because they are doing very well and playing very well.

"They have shown it above all in recent months and are in the running for every competition.

"If I could give a contribution, I would certainly be there for my boys," he concluded.

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