Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has defended coach Rafa Benitez after their shock defeat to Chievo Verona.

Eto'o made headlines for more than his goal at the Bentegodi, as he was caught on camera head-butting Bostjan Cesar in the chest.

Afterwards, he said: "I promise we will rise again.

"Now we have to win an important Champions League game on Wednesday against Twente. If we get that result, then we'll be sure of passage to the next round, so we can relax a bit.

"Rafa Benitez? In Italy everything changes in the space of a week. You can go from being treated like phenomenons to people looking down on you."

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