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The Slovenia international thanked his former mentor, and maintained that his Inter side are a good squad ahead of their meeting with the Partenopei

Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has spoken of his gratitude to Napoli custodian Morgan De Sanctis on the day that the two sides face off against each other.

The two goalkeepers had crossed paths at Udinese, with 35-year-old De Sanctis enjoying eight seasons between 1998 and 2007 at Friuli, with Handanovic joining in 2004 and leaving for fellow Serie A side Inter at the end of last summer.

The 28-year-old spoke about the help he received from his former team-mate, and also looked forward to Sunday's clash.

"When I arrived in Udine, Morgan helped me a lot, and I thank him again," the Slovenia international told Corriere dello Sport.

"At Inter, we are a good group. But it's too early to say where we can [finish]. Let's take it one match at a time. Beginning with Napoli."

Andrea Stramaccioni's men sit third in the Serie A table, with one league win in their last four, but can leapfrog Walter Mazzari's men with a win.

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