Monday March 12 2012
Stankovic on key Marseille tie

Inter’s Dejan Stankovic has made it clear how important the match against Marseille is. “It’s the biggest game of the season.”

The Nerazzurri host the French giants at San Siro on Tuesday looking to overturn the 1-0 Champions League first leg loss.

“We’re optimistic after our performance at Verona,” the former Lazio player said in a Press conference on Monday.

“It won’t be an easy game, we know Marseille well and they collected more points in their away games during the group stages.

“They’ll look to close down the game as we have to come from behind, but we have to make sure that we don’t leave space for them to attack on the counter.”

Although trailing in the last 16 tie, the Serbian has insisted that there will be no rush to score tomorrow night.

“We have to show patience and control the game because we can score at any minute. We know that we will also have to be focused as they are quick in attack and caused us problems in the first leg.”

Asked what he would say to his teammates before kick-off, Stankovic insisted that words were not needed.

“I would go for silence, five seconds of silence before we go out on to the field of play with great concentration.”

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