Figo sees encouraging signs for Inter

FC Internazionale Milano ambassador Luís Figo sat down with to discuss the European champions' fresh start under Rafael Benítez and why he is feeling optimistic.

On the latest stop on the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour in Bratislava, Luís Figo sat down with to reflect on FC Internazionale Milano's fresh start under new coach Rafael Benítez.

Figo, an Inter and UniCredit UEFA Champions League ambassador, revealed that he was encouraged by the Italian and European champions' opening to the season and argued that Benítez's experience of English football with Liverpool FC could prove "decisive" in the upcoming UEFA Champions League Group A double-header with Tottenham Hotspur FC.

The 2002 UEFA Champions League winner also explained why Inter's teenage midfielder Coutinho can bring a touch of "fantasy" to the Nerazzurri team – though the Brazilian may need time to find his feet in Italian football first.