Monday March 19 2012
Zanetti hails Obi and Poli

Inter captain Javier Zanetti believes that Joel Obi and Andrea Poli have a significant future at the club.

Speaking after the 0-0 draw with Atalanta, the veteran underlined that the duo should be part of whatever new project the outfit come up with at the end of the season.

“Obi and Poli are becoming more consistent,” the veteran midfielder stated. “They're showing their ability.

“I thought Obi was excellent against Atalanta and he, and Nagatomo, were a threat to their defence.

“They are the future, they still have to improve but they’re coming along well.”

Obi is a 20-year-old midfielder who has graduated through the club’s youth system to make 19 League appearances for far this season.

Poli, meanwhile, is 22 and is now starting to prove himself after an injury affected first half of the campaign.

The latter joined the club from Sampdoria in the summer on a one-season loan, but with the option to buy outright.