Friday August 29 2014
Zanetti wary of 'tough' EL group

Javier Zanetti believes that Inter face a ‘difficult’ Europa League group following this afternoon’s draw.

The Nerazzurri were handed clashes against French side Saint-Etienne, Dnipro of Ukraine and Azerbaijan side Qarabag.

And the former defender, who is now on the board at San Siro, has admitted that his team will have to be at 100 per cent to progress.

“All the matches are going to be difficult,” he told Sport Mediaset. “But in the paly-off we’ve proven our quality, so hopefully we can continue along that line.

“The goal is to do as well as possible in every competition, and that includes the Europa League.

“We have a new squad who want to impress.”

The Argentine ambassador then commented on rumours that Ezequiel Lavezzi will arrive from Paris Saint-Germain.

“Lavezzi is a great player. There are a few days left until the window shuts, but we’re just focused on the game against Torino.”