Inter Goalkeeper Luca Castelazzi Ready To Fill In For Injured Julio Cesar Against Tottenham

Luca Castellazzi ready to stand in for Julio Cesar when Inter take on Tottenham.
Inter goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi is in perspicacious mood ahead of their Champions League clash against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night.

Castellazzi is expected to start in goal for the European champions, who will be without Julio Cesar. The Brazilian is nursing a thigh strain and is not in Rafael Benitez's 21-man squad for the trip to north London.

"I have played so many games and in all the divisions that it's difficult to say so," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport when asked whether the game against Spurs is the biggest of his career.

"But making your debut as a starter in the Champions League, in an English stadium, defending the European champions' goal, doesn't happen every day.

"It seems like it was written by a screenwriter. It seems like a film. Julio Cesar is injured and Gomes is suspended.

"I have crossed Carlo Cudicini in Serie C1, I was at Monza, he was at Prato. Then in Serie B: I was at Padova, he was at Castel di Sangro.

"Finding each other again in Tottenham's match against Inter is the right reward for rising up through the ranks."

Castellazzi has already played in the Champions League. He featured in matchday two against Werder Bremen when he came on for Julio Cesar in the second half.

But he makes his first start and full debut at Tottenham.

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