Inter Milan assistant coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admits he's a bridge between the players and head coach Roberto Mancini.

Explaining his role, Mihajlovic said: "I talk with them all because I had the good fortune to be part of the group as a player for two years.

"They're more comfortable with me, and when something happens, for better or worse, they can speak with me about it, then I speak with Mancio and he can act. This is important because it creates a bridge between the dressing room and coach.

"It is useful to maintain a certain atmosphere and so have fewer problems."