Marco Materazzi has hailed Inter Milan's revival in recent weeks.

"Once again they were waiting for us to make a mistake," Materazzi said. "And once again they were left disappointed.

"The real Inter has returned. It was tough against an in-form Fiorentina side, who once again showed that they deserve their League position.

"But we had the physical strength, athleticism and the patience to play a great game and beat them, deservedly so I might add."