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Inter Milan cautious with Sneijder injury

Created on 25 Oct., 2012 5:25 PM GMT

Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni insists playmaker Wesley Sneijder will not be rushed back from injury.

The Netherlands international is sidelined with a thigh injury, but resumed individual training earlier this week.

Stramaccioni, whose team face Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday, said he had been impressed by how keen Sneijder was to get back.

"I like what I've seen from him, he's highly motivated. He wants to get back as quickly as possible," Stramaccioni told reporters.

"Wesley's getting restless, but, as you know, players will only return if they're 100 percent. I don't like to rush anyone back.

"He had his first tests with Dr Combi yesterday and, when he's available for selection then we'll talk about his return to action."

Stramaccioni urged his side to stay focused and not get carried away with their form, which has seen them win five straight games in all competitions.

"We're working well at the moment. We saw that on Sunday. We're relaxed and keeping our feet on the ground," he said.

"We have it in our minds to work hard and improve game by game without taking any notice of the league table, which could distract us from our main goal which is hard graft."

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