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The former Primavera boss has stressed the value of the Dutch midfielder to the Nerazzurri's fortunes, and wants his side to secure all three points on Sunday

Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni insists he has no problem with Wesley Sneijder and revealed that the Dutch playmaker is an integral part of his plans at San Siro.

The 27-year-old has not featured yet under the former youth team trainer due to injury, but previous bosses Gian Piero Gasperini and Claudio Ranieri struggled to incorporate the No.10 into their tactical systems.

However, Stramaccioni is delighted to have a player of Sneijder's quality at his disposal, and is adamant he will slot straight into his XI when he is available for selection once more.

"I do not want to make comparisons with those who preceded me, but a player like Sneijder, for me, will never be a problem," the 36-year-old said at a press conference ahead of Inter's clash with Fiorentina on Sunday.

"If anything, it is his fitness that poses an issue. He is an important player, and incorporating him into my plans is not a problem.

"For me, it is important to have two quality players behind the striker. We must find the right balance between the players' physical condition and my technical and tactical requirements."

Stramaccioni then diverted his attentions to the match against the Viola, who currently languish in 16th spot in the Serie A table.

"I think the Viola are going through a good period despite their low position in the standings, as they did well against both AC Milan and Palermo," he continued.

"Surely the coaching ability of Delio Rossi and their collective desire to get out of the bad situation they are in will be prevalent tomorrow. The Artemio Franchi is a difficult venue for any team."

"We've been fine in training, and there is a positive atmosphere. We have the right mix of enthusiasm and concentration, but we must realise this tomorrow.

"We will try our hardest to reach the Champions League, but right now the important thing is to get a result."

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