Thursday December 20 2012
Cordoba on 'tough & challenging' Cluj

Inter director Ivan Cordoba has commented on news that the Nerazzurri will face CFR Cluj in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Andrea Stramaccioni's side will host the Romanian side on Wednesday February 14 before travelling to Eastern Europe a week later.

And the former Colombia international has admitted that it will be a 'challenging' tie.

“We face a team that finished third in a strong Champions League group,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“It will be a tough and very challenging match.

“I was hoping not to face Liverpool, because I have bad memories of facing them. Chelsea though, I would have liked – that would have been a good challenge.

“But Inter must be ready to play any team.”

He then remarked on who he'd prefer Inter to face in the last 16, as the draw has predetermined that they will play the winners of Tottenham – Lyon.

“I think Tottenham are the stronger team,” he said. “But I do not know. Let's see how the games go first.”

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