Inter Milan boss Mourinho explains Materazzi axing

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has axed Marco Materazzi from his squad for today's clash with Napoli.

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has axed Marco Materazzi from his squad for today's clash with Napoli.

“I left Materazzi out because, with [Ivan] Cordoba and [Walter] Samuel first choice centre-backs, I need [Nicolas] Burdisso on the bench," explained Mourinho.

“Marco played very well against Juve and also impressed with Panathinaikos, but tomorrow I want more attacking options and Burdisso can be a full-back or a midfielder too.”

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