Atletico Madrid winger Samuel Lino previews a challenging task for his team against Inter Milan in the return fixture.

The Champions League Round of 16 draw pitted the Nerazzurri against the Colchoneros.

The Italians prevailed at San Siro in the first leg thanks to Marko Arnautovic’s solitary strike. This gave them a slim advantage ahead of next Tuesday’s decisive clash which takes place in the Spanish capital.

Inter fans will be hoping that their team overcome the Spaniards and reach the quarter-finals. The Nerazzurri dream of replicating last season’s European success by going all the way to the end.

Many Inter supporters will also be tempted to buy their tickets to the Champions League final already based on their team’s recent exploits. Booking your place at Wembley ahead of time might turn out to be a wise decision after all.

Nevertheless, Simone Inzaghi’s men must first survive a thorny away trip to Madrid.

The manager has already regained the services of Marcus Thuram and Francesco Acerbi in what was a major boost. Both players returned from injury during the second half against Genoa.

But that’s not all, as Hakan Calhanoglu should make a timely comeback this weekend against Bologna.

Atletico Madrid Star Samuel Lino Expects Difficult Challenge Vs Inter Milan

The star midfielder will have a chance to warm up his engine in the final Serie A encounter ahead of Tuesday’s big showdown.

For his part, Samuel Lino realizes that his team, Atletico Madrid, is facing a daunting challenge.

However, the Brazilian still believes in his team’s chances of turning the result upside-down at home.

“It will be difficult. Inter is an excellent team with a lot of quality,” said Lino via FcInter1908.

“But in the first leg, we had some opportunities to score. It will be a great match here in Madrid.

“With the fans supporting us, we will do our best. We will try to secure a result and qualify for the next stage. This is our objective.

The wingback was recognized as the Atletico Madrid Player of the Month for February. So he thanked his manager Diego Simeone for his backing.

“I feel good playing at Atletico. So I have to thank the coach for his trust and the minutes he is giving me.

“I want to give my best on the pitch and I am very happy to earn his trust.”

Lino has thus far contributed with six goals and five assists across all competitions this season.