Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti admits Jose Mourinho took him by surprise playing Adriano in Saturday's defeat of Juventus.

After several weeks of doubt, Adriano rewarded Mourinho for his recall with an impressive performance and Moratti said: "I was surprised. But Mourinho always makes his selections based on training and the players' psychological state.

"Adriano is part of a group with all the willingness to stay and be competitive. He is a player of such quality that, if he can achieve these results will be fantastic for us."