Italian club Inter Milan travels to Azerbaijan to face Neftchi Baku PFC in the country capital of Baku in the second match of group lay in the Europa League.
Inter right-back manager Javier Zanetti has stated that his team will not be looking past Thursday's Europa League opponents Neftchi, and will give the club the respect they have earned being the dominate club in Azerbaijan the past several years.
Inter will also look to build momentum in preparation for their derby in Milan this weekend.
Inter will be trying to gain their first victory in Group H after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Rubin Kazan two weeks ago, which extended their winless streak at home.
They were able to come into winning form over this past weekend when they defeated Fiorentina 2-1 in Series A and look to continue that this upcoming weekend against rivals AC Milan, but they must first get through the match today.
"Obviously the trip to Baku might be tiring but it's also important. We want to win there and only then start preparing for AC Milan,'' Zanetti told Sky Sports during an interview.
"Fiorentina was our first win on home turf and we needed it- to get a bit of consistency going and to provide a response, the right response, against a great team. We spoke to the coach about the fact that with the qualities we have in this squad, three at the back might be a solution. And so it has proved over the last two games, when we've done well,'' the full-back added.
Neftchi, who was able to secure a goalless draw with Partizan Belgrade in their Europa League opener, should be confident of their chances; Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has decided to rest several starters including Zanetti, Diego Milito and Antonio Cassano.
Kick-ff for the match is at 12:00 p.m. EDT and can be watched online here.