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The midfielder has voiced his admiration for the Italy international, while adding that he is happy to play wherever Andrea Stramaccioni needs him

Esteban Cambiasso has taken the time to praise Inter team-mate Antonio Cassano in the wake of the 2-2 Europa League draw at home against Neftchi Baku.

The creative attacker returned to match action on Thursday after missing the Nerazzurri's previous three games, and Cambiasso was very pleased with Cassano's comeback.

"Antonio can do anything when he has the ball at his feet, he frightens opposition defences and he can make things happen whenever he gets the ball," the Argentine was quoted as saying on the official Inter website.

"We shouldn't focus on absentees. It's been a bit tough for us, but on Sunday we got back to winning ways and we need to maintain that."

Cambiasso featured in defence against Neftchi rather than in his preferred holding midfield role, but he has made it clear that he is happy to play wherever Andrea Stramaccioni needs him.

"It's up to the coach, one of my few strengths is that I put the team first, I was open to this option and that's how it should be," he added.

"I've never felt out of place in that position because I played there as a kid and on the odd occasion when we were short under [Jose] Mourinho or Leonardo."

Inter resume match action on Sunday when they take on Napoli.

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