Materazzi warns Gunners
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Everton defender admitted he enjoys the style of English football and that he is ready to get physical with the Arsenal forward line to stop them from scoring.
"I love the manly type of football they play in England," said Materazzi.
"Our match in London will be one that I will enjoy.
"We will dish out kicks and take them. That does not make me an assassin.
"I always get kicked in every game I play - but this is football not the ballet.
"I am notorious in every stadium in Italy. But the more people have a go at me, the more it stirs me up.
"The only thing that could hurt me is people claiming I am evil. That is not me."
Materazzi has singled out Thierry Henry as Arsenal's dangerman, but he believes that Inter possess enough quality to beat The Gunners.
"Arsenal have great players, especially Henry," added Matterazzi.
"We will try to do some damage. We have the means to hurt Arsenal and we will need to be concentrate for 90 minutes.
"Our main problem in recent years has been that, at times, we have been easily distracted."