Jose quiet on Adriano reports

Inter boss Mourinho praises rumoured Spurs target

Mourinho: Adriano praise

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Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has given no indication that he plans to offload reported Tottenham Hotspur target Adriano.

Spurs have been linked with a loan move for the striker, with reports claiming full-back Gareth Bale could head in the opposite direction.

Inter defeated Genoa 3-1 on Tuesday night in the Coppa Italia, with Brazilian powerhouse Adriano getting the game's first goal.

Although the 26-year-old missed an extra-time penalty, his display was pleasing for former Chelsea manager Mourinho.

Velocity

"Adriano did his job. He still has to improve his velocity and self-confidence but I'm satisfied with him and the whole team," Mourinho told the club's official website.

"I'm not concerned about the missed penalty. We all make mistakes, the important thing is to have the right attitude, desire, respect for the team and the fans.

"If Adriano works like this, a missed penalty means nothing."

Rumours also suggest that Tottenham could be chasing Argentine defender Nicolas Burdisso, but the North London club have yet to comment on the speculation.