Juan Jesus: Inter do not fear Gareth Bale
Inter defender Juan Jesus has insisted that the Nerazzurri do not fear Tottenham's Gareth Bale ahead of Thursday’s Europa League tie.
The two sides meet at White Hart Lane in the first leg of their last 16 clash this evening, after Spurs beat Lyon and Inter overcame CFR Cluj in the previous round.
Bale has been in sublime form for the Premier League club during the past few months and impressed with a stunning hat-trick last time out against the Italian Giants.
Nevertheless, Juan is confident that Inter have what it takes to keep the Welsh winger quiet this time around.
"He’s a great player who’s playing well. But I don’t believe Inter are afraid of anyone," the Brazilian defender said at a press conference.
"We want to play our own game and we think we can do it well."
The 21-year-old then went on to underline the importance of Walter Samuel to Inter and stressed that they are feeling the Argentine's absence.
"He’s a very important player for us, and especially for me. He helped me in many ways when I first came to this team. We hope he comes back soon to continue where he left off."