Asked about the Brazilian's deteriorating situation at Inter, Dunga said: "If I was to speak with him, I wouldn't treat him as a victim. I wouldn't be a shoulder for him to cry on.

"He must forget about the past and start again from zero. It doesn't matter where he plays on the field, he must get into his head that it matters when he will return to the field.

"If Adriano returns - and returns to be a starter with Inter - then he can also get back into the Selecao. Who can help him? No-one. Only Adriano can change Adriano."