Thursday August 25 2011
Gasperini: 'Dangerous Inter group'

Gian Piero Gasperini warns Inter have “a dangerous group” in the Champions League against CSKA Moscow, Lille and Trabzonspor.

“I know CSKA Moscow and Lille,” the Coach told Inter Channel after this evening's Group B draw.

“Trabzonspor are a little more of a mystery, so we must study them carefully, because Turkish football always provides difficult opponents. The atmosphere there is very fiery.

“At the moment CSKA are considered the strongest side in Russia and those with the most international experience.

“I faced Lille two years ago with Genoa in the Europa League. At the time they were growing and already very organised. They went on to win the title and, although they sold several players, maintained a solid squad with important individuals.”

Inter faced CSKA Moscow in the 2010 quarter-finals on their way to winning the trophy, but have never taken on Lille or Trabzonspor.

The Turks were introduced into the Champions League draw on Thursday night after Fenerbahce were withdrawn due to a match-fixing investigation.