Liverpool are at the top of the list of clubs I had hoped to avoid in the draw,” admitted Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi.
Inzaghi wasn’t alone in hoping his team would avoid such intimidating opponents
Despite winning the Scudetto last season and being favourites to win the league title again this year, less than half the people asked on radio and newspaper surveys in Italy believed the Nerazzurri had any hope against their English rivals.
Such pessimism seems unmerited when you consider how formidable Inter have looked domestically, especially at the time the draw was made.
Their greatest talents may have departed yet Inter looked more complete and more reliable