Wednesday October 3 2012
Zanetti to enjoy Milan derby

Javier Zanetti is refusing to focus on the fact that Sunday’s Milan derby may be one of his last. “We just want to win.”

The Inter captain is now 39 and this may well be his final season as a player with the Nerazzurri giants.

“I’m not thinking that this could be one of my last derbies,” the veteran told Sky Sport Italia. “I'm just enjoying the moment…

“It's a massive game with no favourites. What I can say is that we're in good shape and we're building a side that can last for a long time and be very successful.

“And of course winning the derby would give us even more confidence in our ability.”

Inter are expected to line up at San Siro with a three-man defence following a tactical switch by boss Andrea Stramaccioni.

“We spoke to the Coach about the fact that with the qualities we have in this squad, three at the back might be a solution,” he added. “And so it has proved over the last two games, when we've done well.”

The spotlight this weekend may fall on Antonio Cassano, the Italian forward who joined the Nerazzurri from Milan after putting in a shock transfer request.

“He's a world-class player,” the South American continued. “He feels at home here and we’re working to win lots of trophies together.”