“The Italian defenders I’ve played against tend to read the game really well. They put themselves in good positions but, if I’m honest, when you play a high tempo against them they struggle. The Italian league is nowhere near the tempo of the Premier League. Even when we played AC Milan and Nesta and Maldini were their centre-halves they really struggled when we played a high tempo. If we can do that, I am sure we will give them problems.”