Wednesday May 7 2014
Zanetti: Saturday will be emotional

Inter’s Javier Zanetti admits he will be feeling emotional when he makes the final San Siro appearance of his career on Saturday.

The Nerazzurri take on Lazio in the season’s penultimate match, with the 40-year-old Argentine having announced he will hang up his boots earlier this week.

“Yes, of course there will be great emotion inside me,” Zanetti told Sky Sport. “But at the same time I think the most important thing is for the team to win the match and achieve our objective of Europa League qualification.

“Will I play? That is the boss’ decision. He knows that I am available whenever he needs me.”

The veteran then commented on his side’s recent derby defeat to Milan and Inter President Erick Thohir.

“Unfortunately we didn’t win and we didn’t play well, but now we need to think about our two final matches.

“I think they will be difficult, but the most important thing will be how we approach them.

“The fact that everything is still in our hands is crucial and we will do everything we can to beat Lazio and Chievo.

“Thohir is always very close to us. He was with us last week and he is coming to the next game, which is crucial.

“The first thing he said to me was that I am a legend, not just of Inter but of world football. That gave me enormous pleasure.”