Found December 03, 2012 on
Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has rubbished reports that midfielder Wesley Sneijder is being victimised.
The influential Dutch playmaker has been a peripheral figure at the San Siro recently and was left out of the side that limped to a 1-0 win over Palermo.
Media reports in Italy suggest Sneijder would have to accept a pay cut to remain with the Italian giants although Stramaccioni insists the contract wrangle is not the reason for him being left out.
"My view - as someone who has only experienced this level of football for a short time - is that we should be careful when using terms such as 'victimised'," he told reporters.
"If someone who earns 1,000 euros a month heard us, we'd look a bit silly. It's my job to decide who's in the best shape to play and I do so. I make my decisions and I stand by them, so let's please avoid talking about someone being 'victimised'.
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