Friday February 28 2020
Zanetti: 'Getafe to be respected'

Inter director Javier Zanetti says La Liga outfit Getafe are to be “respected” ahead of their Europa League Round of 16 clashes.

The Nerazzurri beat Bulgarian outfit Ludogrets to qualify for the Round of 16.

In today’s draw, Inter were paired together with Getafe, and it’s the first the two clubs will ever come together.

“Getafe are a tricky team, we will prepare as we do for every game,” Zanetti told Inter’s official TV channel following the conclusion of the draw.

“There is no precedent between us and them, but we respect them a lot: they’re fifth in La liga. I think it will take a lot of concentration.

“They concede few goals, and they are very physical. We need to be careful.”

Inter played against Ludogrets in an empty San Siro due to the Coronavirus spreading in northern Italy, and Zanetti states that it made the game more difficult.

“It wasn’t a simple game yesterday, even for everything that occurred outside the game itself. The team approached the match very well, the lads who played less showed that they care about being important.”

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