Thursday March 7 2013
Defoe: Inter are incredible

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has admitted that Inter are 'an incredible football team' as his side prepare to face the Nerazzurri.

Spurs host Andrea Stramaccioni's men in the last 16 of the Europa League this evening, and the England international has revealed that it is a huge game for him personally, after he missed the last encounter between the two in 2010 through injury.

“It is going to be a difficult game because Inter are an incredible football team,” he told the club's official website.

“As a club they have won everything.

“They have a lot of new players [since the last time they met] but we all know it's going to be a hard game.

“Italian teams are always well organized, intelligent and tactically aware. But on that level our manager is one of the best – we'll be ready.

“For me this game means a lot more because I missed out the last time. Obviously it was a big disappointment, but now I have another chance and I cannot wait to play.”