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Special game - Tom

Posted on 19 October 2010  - 12:00

Tom Huddlestone says it's a childhood dream to walk out on a stage like the San Siro in the Champions League.

Special game - Tom

Tom Huddlestone says it's a childhood dream to walk out on a stage like the San Siro in the Champions League.

That dream will come true on Wednesday night when we face Italian giants and Champions League holders Inter Milan in the group stages of Europe's elite competition.

It's our third match after making a bright start in Group A.

We stormed out of the traps to lead 2-0 at German side Werder Bremen before a final 2-2 scoreline and beat Dutch champions FC Twente 4-1 at the Lane last time out.

Now managed by Rafa Benitez, who took over from all-conquering Jose Mourinho in the summer, Inter have kicked-off the defence of their crown with draw at FC Twente in their opener before an impressive 4-0 win against Werder Bremen at the San Siro.

As expected, they are flying high again in Serie A, where they've lost just once and beat Cagliari 1-0 in a tough away fixture on Sunday.

"When you are a kid growing up you want to be part of games like this," stated Tom, our matchwinner at Fulham on Saturday.

"Going to the San Siro is special and it adds extra spice that Inter are the holders of the competition.

"When you look through their team, they won everything possible last season and most of them were at the World Cup. It will be a massive game for us.

"Mourinho always gets his teams well drilled and the team ethic was evident last season. That was the stand out.

"They had Samuel Eto'o, one of the best strikers in the world, sacrificing his goals to play on the left to benefit the team.

"They've had a change of manager in the summer but they've had a good start, especially in the Champions League. They are full of international players who are at the top of their game. It will be a special game."