I'm Still Alive And Well - Inter Striker Adriano

The hitman has hit back at all the recent hype over his Inter no-show as he comes out of hiding in Brazil...

Inter striker Adriano has reacted to all the recent speculation surrounding his difficulties after he failed to return to Italy from international duty with Brazil.

Reports from Rio to Rome have been speculating over the recent troubles which have seen the cloud of negativity cause a storm over the player.

The Nerazzurri hitman has given his own views as he responds to all the criticisms.

"People thought I was dead, and there were so many things being said about me," Adriano told Meia Hora.

"However, I am fine, I'm at home with my family. I have been in some difficulty in Italy recently, but I don't want to speak about the details.

"I can assure everyone that none of all this has anything to do with the end of my relationship with Joanna [Machado]."

Although a storm is expected to gather at Inter when Adriano returns, his mother Rosilda believes all will be resolved for the better.

"I am praying for my son," added Rosilda.

"I am doing everything I can to help. Everything will be settled with the help of God and the family."

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com