Inter President Massimo Moratti celebrates record-breaker Javier Zanetti. “What we say about him sounds like a compliment, but it's all true.”
The captain equalled Beppe Bergomi's all-time club record of 519 Serie A appearances for the club.
“Everything that comes to mind when talking about Zanetti is positive. What we say about him sounds like a compliment, but it's all true,” said the patron.
“He is a wonderful person, an equally wonderful athlete and I am happy he is so loved, because he deserves it.”
Zanetti was practically the first signing of Moratti's regime back in the summer of 1995.
“In all honesty, he was a full-back, so nobody thought I would like him,” grinned the attack-loving patron.
“It was fortunate that I saw him and wanted to sign this player. He was my first signing, but the best thing is he is such a good man that he stayed at this club for as long as me.”
Inter have a 100 per cent record under Leonardo with four consecutive victories between Serie A and Coppa Italia, so a Scudetto push is not out of the question.
“It is our fault if we are trailing the leaders. We'll see. It is an interesting situation to be chasing the title after the years of setting the pace, but unfortunately it means you cannot afford to drop any points.”
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