Tuesday May 15 2012
Zanetti rues roller-coaster form

Inter captain Javier Zanetti says a lack of consistency was the reason behind their poor 2011-12 campaign.

The Nerazzurri finished the season empty handed, eventually finishing sixth in the top flight and thus missing out on next season’s Champions League.

“The biggest regret was not being more consistent,” he told Inter Channel. “We played well at times, but were found wanting in too many games.

“Our final League position reflects that. The desire was there but all too often we failed to achieve what we were capable of.”

Inter hired three Coaches during the season with Gian Piero Gasperini, Claudio Ranieri and Andrea Stramaccioni all appointed.

The latter, a 36-year-old former Primavera boss, is expected to be confirmed in the role for next term.

“I don't think I need to give him any advice,” the club captain added. “He knows he has to work very hard with all of us so that we can get back to challenging at the top.

“A club like Inter deserves to be higher than this and we’ll all work together to make that happen.”

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