Rafa calls for unity

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Rafa Benitez believes everyone at Inter Milan must stick together as they look to recover from a poor run.

Inter boss still has backing of Moratti

Rafa Benitez believes everyone at Inter Milan must stick together as they look to recover from a poor run. Benitez's position has come under scrutiny in recent weeks and the pressure only increased at the weekend following a shock 2-1 defeat to Chievo. The result left the Nerazzurri sixth in the table and Benitez admits they must turn things around immediately before it is too late. "We know the situation is critical with (Serie A leaders) AC Milan now nine points clear of us," said the former Liverpool manager. "I have spoken to (Inter president Massimo) Moratti and to (Inter sporting director Marco) Branca. "We all need to be united. We are all in agreement that Inter has to win these type of games because we are a strong side." Benitez believes he still has the backing of Moratti despite Inter's run of just one win in seven league games. "Is my job at risk? I am a professional, with so many years of experience," he said. "Do I feel I still have the president's trust 100 per cent? Yes I do. If we win on Wednesday in the Champions League all will change. "We know that the only way we can turn things around is to work harder."

Risk

A victory at home to FC Twente on Wednesday would guarantee holders Inter UEFA Champions League football in the New Year. Moratti is keen for Inter to pick up three points but insists that he would keep faith in Benitez regardless of Wednesday's outcome. "Yes, but let's try and get an important result, which is quite important," said Moratti. "The game with Twente will have the same value it had before. It will be a game that could give us a little more peace to go forward, with the other commitments we have. "We do not want to have the risk of playing decisive games in December."

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