Cassano: Inter are not dead and buried

Antonio Cassano has insisted that Inter still have every chance of having a successful 2012-13 campaign.

The Nerazzurri have been struggling to find their best for in recent weeks, and have dropped to fifth place in the Serie A table, 12 points behind leaders Juventus.

Nevertheless, Cassano has pointed out that they can still qualify for the Champions League, while they also remain candidates to win the Europa League and the Coppa Italia.

“Everyone is making out that Inter are dead and buried, but we are three points off the Champions League places, in the last 32 of the Europa League and still have the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final to play – we could still make the final,” the attacker told Sky Sport Italia.

“Milan have caught us up? This means they did very badly at the beginning, but no one mentioned it, while now everyone’s saying Inter are struggling. But hey, that’s fine. I accept that, I like this situation.”

Cassano then went on to praise the team’s spirit, while stressing that he is very happy with life at Inter since moving to the club from Milan in the summer.

“I’ve been playing a long time and I’ve never seen a better team spirit than the one we have here. The lads are humble, champions who are always there to help the youngsters. This is a really special squad, I really like it.

“I didn’t even used to like Milan, but since I’ve been at Inter I’ve come to like the city: this shows how happy I am here. Obviously now we need to get out of this with classy players, with great individuals. And there are a lots of those here.”

Cassano has netted six goals in 20 Serie A appearances so far this term.

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