"Yes, I do," said the Brazil international. "Though I am not lowering my guard. But now I feel, for all intents and purposes, a true athlete again.

"I am sorry for the paparazzi, they will now find me a boring subject!

"I now have clear goals in my life - with the No1 being to convince (Inter president) Massimo Moratti to extend my contract by two or three years.

"Inter is in my heart and I want to stay here for a very long time."

Asked about Ronaldo's recommendation that he join him at city rivals AC Milan, Adriano smiled: "Today, I think it would be easier if he came here. Indeed, it wouldn't be a bad idea ... think about it Ronie!"