Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is thrilled with the form of several of his players this season.

"Being able to win over the past few months even without having the entire squad at my disposal is something to be proud of," said Mancini.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic has astonishing physical presence, technique and agility. Esteban Cambiasso is very important and in defence we have Douglas Maicon, who is the best full-back in the world.

"Julio Cruz has always been one of my favourites and I wanted him when I was in charge of Lazio. He is one of those players who may not get that much time on the field, but nobody wants to be without him, as he is incredibly efficient."