Inter Milan striker Julio Cruz insists he's no supersub at the Serie A leaders.

"I do not like to hear people saying I am a spare striker. I think our strength lies precisely in the fact that in this squad we are one for all and all for one," Cruz told ESPN Italia.

The Argentine also had some advice for his depressed and sidelined teammate, Adriano.

"Adriano needs to find the strength within himself to overcome this difficult moment and he can do that safe in the knowledge nobody here is against him," added Cruz.