Sunday, 22 April 2007

Zanetti among legends

Javier Zanetti has been with Inter for 12 years and finally gets to celebrate a Scudetto. "I’ve waited so long for this moment."

The Argentine wore the captain’s armband in the 2-1 win at Siena that mathematically ensured the Nerazzurri’s 15th Italian title.

"I have waited so long for this moment. The whole Inter family deserved to feel this joy," he told Sky Italia television.

They were not expected to triumph today, but Roma’s defeat in Bergamo gave them an unassailable 16-point lead.

"We were charged up, as after the loss to Roma midweek we really felt the need to prove a point in this game. We deserve this victory and the Scudetto."

Zanetti was President Massimo Moratti’s first signing when the oil baron took charge in 1995 and stayed on through thick and thin.

"Everyone has earned this joy, from Moratti who made so many sacrifices to our many fans who can finally celebrate. We are deservedly the champions of Italy and will enjoy this moment to the full."

As a legend of the club, El Tractor dedicated the triumph to some other figures in Inter history who have died in recent years.

"I dedicate this to everyone who loves Inter and to those who are no longer with us, like Giacinto Facchetti, Peppino Prisco and the great Benito Lorenzi.

"On a personal note, I cannot help but thank my wife and my daughter."
[Inter - Campione d'Italia]

Source: C4 Football Italia

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