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Inter Milan coach Mancini axed Adriano for Super Cup

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has axed Adriano for tonight's Super Cup clash with Roma at the San Siro.

"I am always sorry to leave out a player, whether it is Adriano or Mario Balotelli," said Mancini. "It is very difficult and I have the utmost respect for these choices. For example, we have six forwards and eight defenders.

"I hope things always go well and we don't have too many injuries so I can pick who is in best form. Inevitably, this will lead to disappointment for some every Sunday."

He added: "My choice with regards to Adriano was purely tactical. I spoke to him and I do not need to explain to anyone else what it is we said."

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