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Inter Milan's Mourinho praised for Adriano handling

Sao Paulo chief Marco Aurelio Cunha has praised Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho for his work with Adriano. The Brazil international striker has revived his career this year after a spell on-loan at Sao Paulo and now working under Mourinho at Inter.

Cunha said: "He is young and needs time to catch up. He had no father figure, needs the affection of a child and this is what Mourinho has understood. The Portuguese coach understood how to handle him and the results are there.

"He is good. I often had to take a hard line with him. He must understand that many of those around him are doing so because we want to see him back to his best."

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