Saturday April 30 2011
Nagatomo excited at Cesena reunion

Wesley Sneijder is out of Inter's trip to Cesena, but Yuto Nagatomo is excited at facing his former club.

Dutch midfield maestro Sneijder is not even in the squad for today's 17.00 UK time kick-off at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi.

He has not recovered from a knock and Leonardo does not wish to risk him, while Dejan Stankovic, Ivan Cordoba, Walter Samuel and the suspended Julio Cesar also miss out, but Thiago Motta is in the squad.

“I fell in love with Italy thanks to Cesena and my experience there,” commented Nagatomo, who moved to Inter in January.

“I feel very close to Cesena, but obviously what I want from this game is a Nerazzurri victory.

“It'll be wonderful to see Marco Parolo and Emanuele Giaccherini again, as we spent a lot of time together and they really helped me to settle in.

“I am very proud to wear the Inter jersey and stepping on to the field for them is an honour.”

Inter squad: Castellazzi, Orlandoni, Gallinetta; Zanetti, Lucio, Maicon, Ranocchia, Materazzi, Chivu, Nagatomo; Thiago Motta, Kharja, Mariga, Cambiasso, Obi, Coutinho; Pazzini, Eto'o, Milito, Pandev

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