Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has heaped praise on Rodrigo Palacio after his brace against Sampdoria.

Palacio hit both goals in their 2-0 victory on Wednesday.

"Rodrigo was extraordinary and helped us get these three points," the captain told Inter Channel.

"What's his secret? His rat-tail," the veteran smiled. "He's a top player and he's showing everyone that."