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Tuesday November 2 2010
Line-ups: Pandev faces Spurs

Inter have a revamped squad for their clash with Tottenham, as Goran Pandev and Jonathan Biabiany (pictured) support Samuel Eto'o.

The Nerazzurri have an injury crisis on their hands for tonight's trip to White Hart Lane.

Julio Cesar and Esteban Cambiasso suffered thigh strains during Friday night's 1-0 win away to Genoa, joining Dejan Stankovic on the treatment table.

Therefore Luca Castellazzi takes the gloves with Sulley Ali Muntari given a rare midfield start.

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Tuesday November 2 2010
Benitez: 'Why I picked starting XI'

Rafa Benitez explained his picks before the Champions League match with Tottenham. “Jonathan Biabiany has more pace than Coutinho.”

The Inter Coach spoke to Sky Italia television just before kick-off at White Hart Lane.

“Tottenham play very fast football. They have a lot of options and quality in the middle of the park thanks to players like Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric.”

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Tuesday November 2 2010
Redknapp: 'A night to remember'

Harry Redknapp hailed the Spurs victory over European champions Inter as “a night we will always remember.”

Tottenham had already threatened an upset in their 4-3 defeat at San Siro, but emerged with a 3-1 victory at White Hart Lane.

“That was a fantastic night's football from first to last,” he told Sky Sports. “We pressed them, we worked them, we out-played them, we created all the chances. It was an amazing performance from every single one of them.

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Tuesday November 2 2010
Benitez stands up for Maicon

Rafa Benitez admits Inter have “a few problems to resolve. Spurs were simply stronger and faster,” but he stood up for Douglas Maicon.

The Nerazzurri were beaten 3-1 at White Hart Lane and once again Gareth Bale ran riot against Maicon.

“Spurs were simply physically stronger and faster. This made the difference every time we lost the ball on their rapid counter-attacks,” the Coach told Sky Italia television.

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Tuesday November 2 2010
Cudicini: 'Bale can trouble anyone'

Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini hailed teammate Gareth Bale. “He can trouble anyone.”

The shot-stopper had to step in for the suspended Heurelho Gomes and was only beaten by Samuel Eto'o in the 3-1 victory.

“My save on Wesley Sneijder was important so we could go into the break 1-0 up,” he told Sky Italia television.

“Then the team put in a good performance in the second half and the third goal helped us relax.

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Tuesday November 2 2010
Maicon: 'Bale not a surprise'

Douglas Maicon said Gareth Bale was “not a surprise” to him and praised the White Hart Lane atmosphere.

“We gave it a go, but Tottenham were also good at making the most of the home advantage,” said the Brazilian.

Maicon was turned inside out by Bale at San Siro and even more so in London.

“Anyone who knows English football knows who Bale is. He put in a great performance. All of Tottenham did and with the third goal they sealed it.

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Monday November 1 2010
Castellazzi looking forward to Spurs

Inter's goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi insists he is looking forward to facing Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old is due to stand in for Julio Cesar who suffered a thigh strain during Inter's match against Genoa on Friday.

Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Castellazzi was asked if his trip to White Hart Lane represents the biggest match of his career.

"I have played so many and in all the Divisions that it's difficult to say so," he smiled.

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Monday November 1 2010
Inter won't give up on Bale

Inter have every intention of stepping up their interest in Gareth Bale despite Tottenham's insistence that he isn't for sale at any price.

The Nerazzurri have a long held interest in Bale not least after he scored a hat-trick against them in the Champions League two weeks ago.

Il Corriere dello Sport understands Inter will attempt to open negotiations in January, offering Sulley Muntari as a bargaining chip.

Tomorrow's trip to White Hart Lane could also be an opportunity for Inter to make an official approach for the 21-year-old.

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Monday November 1 2010
Van Der Vaart on Inter clash

Tottenham ace Rafael Van Der Vaart has given Spurs a boost as they look forward to playing Inter in the Champions League this week.

It was thought that the former Real Madrid player would miss the game though an injury he picked up last Saturday, but he trained this morning and is optimistic over his and his team's chances.

"These are the games when the spotlight is on you as individuals to produce and it is on this stage that we must perform to show our entitlement to be there," said the Dutchman.

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