Hernanes: Inter slump will soon be over

The Brazil midfielder has been encouraged by the Nerazzurri's quality despite the team lying fifth in Serie A, and expects results to improve towards the end of the 2013-14 season

Hernanes insists that Inter will be able to stop the rot and turn their mediocre form around before the end of the Serie A season.

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The Brazil international has made a positive impact in nine appearances under Walter Mazzarri, after joining from Italian rivals Lazio in the January transfer window.

The fifth-placed Nerazzurri face a battle to secure a Europa League spot after failing to win any of their last four matches, but the 28-year-old midfielder believes the club can finish the campaign strongly ahead of what could be a busy close-season.

"Since I've been at Inter I've seen so much quality, even from the youngsters who don't play as much," he told Mediaset.

"I've seen a team with a lot of possibilities and I'm convinced that so far I haven't been able to help out as much as I would have liked because of a few problems. But they're gone now and things will turn around.

"It's not the easiest moment right now. It happens, and it's something I've been through several times in my career. It's not easy, but it's nothing we can't work out.

"Everything's under control. We're ready to do well to end the season the best way we can."

Inter finished a disappointing ninth last season, which led to the sacking of Andrea Stramaccioni and hiring of Mazzarri from Napoli, who had finished second in 2012-13.