Inter defender Lucio explained how his men completed the turnaround against his former club, Bayern Munich.
“After seeing Bayern miss so many chances, we told ourselves that qualification was not lost,” he told Tz.
“We thought an equaliser on the night would've given us hope for a final push and that proved to be the case.
“Of course, we hit Bayern in their weak spot. We knew their defence wasn't of a good level and made the most of our scoring opportunities.”
The reigning Champions League holders progressed to the quarter-finals on away goals, 3-3 on aggregate.
“I am happy for Inter and a little sorry for my former fans,” continued Lucio.
“Half of my heart is for the Bavarians and I could've ended my career in Germany, but Louis Van Gaal, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and director general Uli Hoeness made me leave.
“I wouldn't go back to Bayern now, as I am part of Inter.”