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The Argentine midfielder, who is one of the Nerazzurri's longest-serving players, broke down in the dugout after being jeered from the field at the Giuseppe Meazza

Esteban Cambiasso has written a public letter to his fans thanking them for their support after being reduced to tears by the abuse he received from the San Siro crowd during Inter's clash with Catania on Sunday evening.

The Argentine was replaced midway through the second half of the 2-2 draw at the Giuseppe Meazza and his withdrawal was greeted with jeers from the certain sections of the stadium.

Cambiasso was then seeing crying in the dugout and his breakdown has since prompted an outpouring of support for the midfielder, something which moved him to post a letter on his official website.

“I was genuinely struck by the many displays of affection I have received over the last few days and I would like to thank everyone who wanted me to feel their support,” the former Real Madrid man wrote.

“The other night at San Siro I had an emotional reaction borne from the great love I have for my profession and it coincided with this difficult moment for Inter.

“Those who know me realise what I felt and am feeling. They know how hard I have worked in my career to get where I am, always putting the interests of the team in front of my own.

“And to respond to many trying to use this incident in the media to peddle clichés recently, I have no fear in confessing the other night I even took a weight off my shoulders [by crying]: that way nobody can ever again say I am untouchable.

“Don’t worry, I have already emerged from this situation, convinced that it will help me find greater strength and motivation.

“Thank you again for the wonderful messages, Cuchu.”

Cambiasso arrived at San Siro from Madrid in 2004 and was an integral member of the side which won the treble two seasons ago.

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