Yesterday there was a party at Tardini with all Parma supporters and the players to celebrate a qualification spot to next seasons’ Europa League after a thrilling end in the Fiorentina -Torino game, (Torino got a penalty in stop-time and missed). Ezequiel Schelotto who is on a loan to the gialloblù since January, He has contributed a lot to the team but the decision is still within the hands of Inter and Sassuolo, and his future is still unknown. our partners at FCInterNews.it spoke to El Galgo about these things and much more..
It was a great end of the season for you and Parma which has reached a Europa League spot.
“It has definitely been a season where Parma have shown their qualities, thanks to a brilliant coach as Donadoni and players with experience. It’s an extraordinary result for Parma and an Europa tournament is like the frosting on the cake. After we lost a couple of points under a few matches we finally pull ourself together, and got some important results at our home turf. Now we can say that we are happy how things went.”
Are your future still with Parma or is there a possibility that you returns to Inter?
“It’s true that I reached the level that everyone knows I can do with Parma. I feel great and the coach has given me a lot of confidence, which I have transformed to positive performances and been able to both score and make assists. I like the 4-3-3- formation very well. Donadoni has asked me to both attack and defend. During this six months I have been feeling very well on the personal level. I’m still a Inter player and it was a dream for me to play for them, which I have said many times. Many supporters that I have talked to are pleased with that. I have always said that I always have done my best in Inter. When the new coach arrived he made a choice and I respected that so I had to change course but I have always thought that I want to give my everything and show my level as a player. For this reasons I arrived to Parma and everything turned out well and we reached an Europa spot”.
So as long Mazzarri is coach it will be hard for you to return?
“No, Mazzarri is a great coach for me, I don’t know him personally because we never talked. He made his choice a year ago, maybe I was a bit surprised, but I don’t give up so easily. I’m still an Inter player and the club will decide next year what they want to do with me. Now I want enjoy my holiday together with my family, and embrace this years result with Parma. Europa League won’t last for ever”.
Samuel, Milito and Cambiasso said farewell to Inter, Zanetti played his last game. Have you any thought about them?
“I have had the oppurtunity to play with all of them, as persons they are extra ordinary and they have all made history with Inter and the supporters will always be grateful for what they have done for the club. Those kinds of players aren’t something you see every day, both as players and as humans. I have learned so much from them, they are an example for me. I hope that they will continue to play elsewhere because as I said before they are amazing players. I wish them all the best and happiness in the world they aren’t just teammates they are my friends as well”.