Thursday March 14 2013
Zanetti: 'Grande Inter'

Javier Zanetti felt it was “a great Inter performance and proves we must always believe” despite the exit on away goals to Tottenham.

“This is what makes football so wonderful – we must always believe,” said the captain after a 4-1 victory over Spurs in extra time.

“Nobody expected us to put four goals past Tottenham. We are happy with the performance and the way we interpreted the match. Unfortunately, we are still out of the Europa League. It was a great Inter.

“We must take many positives from this match. Now let us recharge the batteries for Sampdoria on Sunday night and then we’ll have time to work and face the final part of the season in the best possible way.”

The victory came after a 3-0 first leg defeat at White Hart Lane and a home loss to Bologna, leading to reports Coach Andrea Stramaccioni was at risk.

“If we were a team with deep divides, do you think we could’ve put in a performance like that?”

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