Inter Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini says victory over Champions League opponents Lille was just what was needed after their shock defeat to Catania.

Pazzini's volley gave Inter a very tight but important 1-0 victory away to Lille.

"It is an important victory and, even if we struggled in the second half, we needed this result too much," Pazzini said.

"I got a decisive goal and I am happy. Of course we know that there is a lot of work to be done and we must improve, but victories help everything to go more smoothly."