Friday August 31 2012
Inter boss on Europa League draw

Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni isn’t that happy with the outcome of today’s Europa League draw. “There will be a lot of travelling.”

The Nerazzurri have been placed in Group H alongside Rubin Kazan of Russia, Serbia’s Partizan and Azerbaijani outfit Neftci.

“It was an unfortunate draw for us in terms of logistics,” the tactician told the Nerazzurri website on Friday afternoon.

“We'll be faced with some uncomfortable away trips that risk having a knock-on effect for our following Serie A games.

“But that’s one of the perils of the Europa League and we knew it.”

The Beneamata progressed into the competition proper last night and the former Roma youth Coach is eager for the club to leave its mark.

“As far as the football is concerned, this is where the competition really starts,” he added. “Our aim is to qualify for the knock-out stage.”