Two days on from the Match for Expo and the retirement of the Inter number 4 shirt, Javier Zanetti has been speaking to Corriere dello Sport’s Web TV about the reception he received at San Siro on Monday, Inter’s present and future and also Calciopoli.
The reception at the San Siro:
“I tried to build my career based on respect so it feels particularly gratifying when I see that fans, and not only Nerazzurri fans, care about me.”
Inter’s present and future:
“Our aim is to put together a competitive side in the shortest space of time possible. It’s going to be a challenge given that Italian football isn’t going through the best of times at the moment, but together with the rest of the management, with president Thohir and the Moratti family, we’ll do everything in our power to take Inter back to where the club belongs.”
“In any case, I think the fact there are three Italian teams in the semi-finals of the European competitions this season is a sign that our game is on the up again. I do hope things are turning around. Hopefully we’ll see new stadiums built that are family friendly and more comfortable, and they’ll help to change the mentality.”
“It’s a black page in Italian football history. Unfortunately it happened and everyone saw it. You can’t pretend you’ve forgotten everything. But we do all have to move on now.”