MONTECARLO – Nerazzurri team manager Ivan Cordoba commented on Inter’s Europa League draw in Montecarlo: "We’ve been given a very tough group, in that the away games we’ll have to face are anything but easy. But it’s nothing a great team like Inter can’t handle."
Inter are prepared to overcome whatever difficulties are thrown at them because it’s a competition they want to do well in, as Cordoba was keen to point out: "We’ve shown how important it is to us from the very start of the season, by the way we approached the qualifying ties. We want to win this competition."
The Colombian also looked back on yesterday’s game: "We found ourselves in a tough spot but we dug deep and showed we’ve got character. This team knows how to fight."
Finally, a word on a page of Nerazzurri history that has now turned: "Julio Cesar was himself last night, genuine as he’s always been. Wonderful, intense, emotional moments. It’s hard to say goodbye to great players like him but sooner or later there had to be a change so that we can go on and achieve our next targets."