Wednesday January 16 2013
Zanetti: Inter respect Coppa Italia

Inter last night proved how important the Coppa Italia is to them as a competition, says captain Javier Zanetti.

The Nerazzurri let a two-goal lead slip against Bologna at San Siro in a match that they eventually won 3-2 thanks to a late, late Andrea Ranocchia goal in extra-time.

“It was a deserved victory,” the veteran noted. “Especially if you consider that their comeback started after a dubious foul by Alvaro Pereira on Alessandro Diamanti…

"But the Coppa Italia is really important to us. It always has been, we showed that years ago when we started winning it, and we showed it again against Bologna.”

The Beneamata have won four out of the last eight Italian Cup competitions.