In an interview with Italian broadcaster Rai Sport this evening, legendary former Inter captain and current club vice president Javier Zanetti has reminisced about winning the treble with Inter.
Today marks 10 years to the day since Inter completed the feat very few clubs in history have managed by winning their domestic league, domestic cup and the Champions League.
Inter clinched the Coppa Italia, followed it up by clinching the Serie A title and completed the historic treble, that no other Italian club has ever achieved, by winning the Champions League on this day 10 years ago with thanks to a Diego Milito brace against Bayern Munich.
“For me, that evening is an unforgettable moment. I am honoured to have raised that trophy for such a team. That day I played 700 games with Inter, I couldn’t have asked for anything more,” former Argentine international Zanetti began the interview.
“There we were at the peak of a winning cycle, perhaps we could not ask for more. Today Inter are building something important together with a great manager. We are working to return to being protagonists, we hope that great goals will come.”
Zanetti joined Inter in the Summer of 1995 from Superliga Argentina club Banfield and spent the next 19 years on the Nerazzurri’s books before retiring after no less than 858 appearances across all competitions for the club, which is an Inter record.