Thursday June 28 2012
Zarate plans best year ever

Mauro Zarate believes he needs and is capable of the ‘best season of my career’ next term, so as to forget recent nightmares.

After a falling out at Lazio last summer, the Argentine was made available for transfer, with Inter picking him up on an initial 12-month loan spell.

However,  that did not materialise further in light of a difficult season at San Siro, and the forward, who has been capped for his country at Under-20 level, is targeting a clean start this season, even though he is unsure which club that will be based from.

“I thought Inter would be better, that I would be playing for the League or the Champions League,” began the 25-year-old in reflection of last season.

“Instead, I came in at one for one of the worst years at the club and it could not have been worse. I was so sorry, but unfortunately it all went wrong.

“My future? Honestly, I just want a quiet year. A year filled with lots of goals, with motivation, with serenity.

“I think that a year like that is enough so as to regain national team hopes and to even change my career.

“I hope to have a great season, whether it is with Inter, Lazio or another team. I am ready for the best season of my career. I want to return to the national team, which is something I miss so much.”