Although Inter ran away with Serie A, the 25-year-old Brazilian had a wretched season which included a number of niggling injuries.

"After the death of my father and the break up with [girlfriend] Daniela, I took refuge in alcohol," Adriano told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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"I must say thank you to the president. It is beautiful to know that he counts on me."

Adriano, who has lost his place in the Brazil side, will have a tough job regaining his starting spot at Inter with new signing David Suazo increasing the club's array of attacking talent.

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