The Brazilian's name was left off of Inter's squad list that was submitted to UEFA last week and Adriano revealed: "(Coach) Roberto Mancini did not say to me 'we're leaving you out for sure'. He has only explained to me that it was a hypothesis that was being considered. That was his thinking.

"I have answered: 'You do what you must do: if I was able to play also in the Champions League, I will play. Otherwise I will play the other games, when it is possible'."