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Wesley Sneijder hasn't played for weeks, and in those weeks manager Andrea Stramaccioni turned the team into one of the hottest teams in Europe. They won 10 straight games in all competitions and banished last year's hellish season to the pages of history. They even ended defending champion Juventus' 49-match unbeaten run in Serie A.
Part of this resurgence has been due to tactical adjustments by Stramaccioni and part because of a huge improvement in the team's defense.
But Sneijder, due to injury and being withheld from the first team during his contract dispute, has been small party to it.
New arrival Antonio Cassano has taken on much of the creative duties for the nerazzurri, and the team possesses promising young midfielders like Philippe Coutinho, Joel Obi, and Fredy Guarin—to say nothing of the talent in their excellent youth system, which won the NextGen Series last year and is topping their group so far in this year's edition of the new competition.
The Italian giants are currently third in Serie A, four points off leaders Juve. They are within striking distance of regaining the scudetto, and Sneijder has been no issue to it.
If they can do this well with him sitting on the bench, why would they be any worse if he were on another team?