Atletico Madrid legend Paulo Futre is anxiously awaiting Wednesday’s decisive Champions League showdown against Inter Milan while realizing that his beloved club is facing a daunting task.

The Round of 16 draw pitted the Nerazzurri against the Colchoneros. Simone Inzaghi bested his old Lazio teammate Diego Simeone in the first leg.

The Italian giants squandered a host of inviting opportunities in front of goals. But Marko Arnautovic eventually atoned for his earlier shortcomings by scoring the solitary goal of the match much to the delight of the San Siro crowds.

Nevertheless, Inter will have to earn their qualification to the quarter-finals by surviving a tough second-leg clash in the Spanish capital

For his part, Atletico legend Futre is worried about the outcome, admitting that his club is taking on a great team.

“We are playing against a simply excellent Inter,” said the Portuguese in his interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews.

“They have dominated Serie A with an authority in such an empathic manner. We are still in March and they can soon clinch the Scudetto.

“They were able to rest Lautaro Martinez and still came away victorious against Bologna.

“It’s not easy for my Atletico. But one should never sleep on this team. They have infinite resources, the famous motto is imprinted in our DNA. This is why it will be a battle.”

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As for tonight’s clash between Atletico and Inter, Furte expects Lautaro Martinez and Antoine Griezmann to play decisive roles for their respective sides.

Atletico Madrid Legend Paulo Futre Tips Antoine Griezmann & Lautaro Martinez in Atletico Madrid Vs Inter Milan Clash

The Portuguese also insists that Simeone remains the fierce warrior he has always been.

“Of course Simeone is still a warrior. This year the path has been more irregular, but tonight can change everything.

“Atletico now has a solid European tradition. it’s hard to eliminate them from the Champions League.

“If they find Griezmann in a good physical shape again, he can play a decisive role. He’s the most important element in the equation, just like Lautaro is decisive for Inter.

“We’re talking about a striker who drives me crazy with how he ‘sniffs’ the goal. We’ll have to be careful,” concluded the 58-year-old.