Thursday November 18 2010
Stankovic: 'Benitez is the right man'

Dejan Stankovic insists Rafa Benitez “is the right man” for the Inter job and the team is, if anything, even hungrier than last season.

The Nerazzurri have struggled in Serie A and the Champions League with reports the Coach could be axed this month.

“Benitez is the right man,” Stankovic told Inter Channel. “We have great men working for this club. If they chose him, they certainly didn't do it randomly.

“All of us step off the field after having given our all. When the results don't come, people claim we lack desire, motivation and hunger for victory.

“The truth is that slowly, as the days go by, that desire to prove them wrong grows within us. We are perhaps hungrier than last season.

“As they say in Italy, you count what you've got at the end. Now we have an important month ahead of us to close a year that will remain in Inter's history.”

Current form is a far cry from the Treble-winning campaign under Jose Mourinho, but Stankovic reassures the fans.

“Things can happen, in football as in life there are ups and downs. The important thing is to always be ready and react.”

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