MILAN – We're all with him, just like he's always been with us. Javier Zanetti joined the club when he was just a lad and has been at Inter for as long as president Massimo Moratti. No doubt he was unaware of his destiny: future captain, record upon record, an example, an icon. Now he's a man, tempered by it all: the trophies he's raised to the sky and the darkest moments, when he's always faced up to the challenge.
We're all with him. President Massimo Moratti, the directors, the coaching and medical staff, his team-mates, the tea lady at the training ground and all those who have never even had the chance to shake his hand, and there are millions of them throughout the world – our fans.
Because you're lucky if you can say you've shaken hands with Javier Zanetti. It means you've met a strong, resolute, loyal man.
Best of luck captain. We're all with you.