In an unprecedented manner, UEFA decided to redraw the Champions League last 16 games after errors were made in the initial draw.

 

Inter were drawn against Dutch champions Ajax in the original draw, but were handed a tougher tie when they were pitted against Premier League giants Liverpool in the Champions League.

 

 

Zanetti stressed that there is no use saying anything as the world saw what happened in the first draw.

 

He conceded that Liverpool are a great team with a rich history but stressed that Inter are no less than the Reds when it comes to being a traditionally big European club.

 

 

The Inter legend insisted that the club’s preparations will be key ahead of taking on the Merseyside giants.

 

Zanetti was quoted as saying by Italian outlet Tutto Mercato: “There is regret for what happened but it is useless to comment on it because we saw everything.

 

 

“We accept what we have been assigned.

 

“We will face a very strong team with a great tradition.

 

“But we are Inter and our history is no less. There is pride in having qualified for the second round of the Champions League.

 

“Now we will have time and ways to prepare better for the match against our English opponents.

 

“And as always, the details will be important.”

 

The first leg is scheduled at the San Siro in February before Inter visit Anfield for the second leg a fortnight later.