Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti admits the Champions League group stage draw made on Thursday was very interesting.
The three-time winners, the last coming in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, were fourth seeds so expected to be given a tough draw for the competition, which gets underway next month.
They are in the same group as Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven as they look to climb to the top of European football.
And Spalletti, formerly the head c
“The group is fascinating, the price of being in the fourth seeding group is one we paid to the last penny, but last year we would have paid to be in this group,” he told Inter TV.
“It is fundamental that Inter’s name was in one of those balls during the draw. Enthusiasm, will and memories will give us the strength to be at the level we need to be.
When you play these matches you grow quickly, these are all teams that are used to the Champions League, strong teams.”