"I feel well, I want to return to being the Emperor and to do this I need to work hard," said Adriano. "For the first time in four years I took some holiday, now I am ready to work and regain everyone's trust.

"I don't want to make any promises before the start of the championship, but I hope to make double figures next year, I really need it."

Adriano was a reported target for Real Madrid and was also paired with city rivals Milan, but the player insists that the Nerazzurri are the only club he wants to play for.

"Milan and Real Madrid's interest make me proud, but this is my second home after Brazil and I want to stay here for a long time," he explained.

"I am happy when I am here and President Massimo Moratti holds me in high esteem. I had some bad moments in the past, but Inter have always stood by me."