Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has refused to hit back at Adriano after the on-loan Sao Paulo striker said he wouldn't return to the San Siro if he remained in charge.

Mancini said: "I don't need to answer Adriano on television. I was always very clear with him and of course when a striker does not play, he gets upset, but I had five to choose from and needed to make a decision."