VICENTE LOPEZ – Following a friendly match to benefit the Fundacion Pupi in Vicente Lopez, in Argentina, Javier Zanetti was interviewed briefly on Sky Sport Italia, where he spoke of Inter, Italy and Mario Balotelli.
"We want to start off again as soon as possible and have a great season," explained the captain as the beginning of the pre-season training camp draws near. The transfer market? We'll be a team with clear ideas and it is our firm intention to contend for the title. Our hope is to work well there because the coming season will be a busy one considering all of the competitions we'll be involved in. The Europa League is a prestigious competition and we'll have to be on our toes for the preliminary rounds. My age? In spite of that, to tell you the truth, I'm in good shape and want to do my bit for the team. I'll be the first to step down if I realise I can't keep up the pace. There's talk of a young team and I agree completely. Those of us who have more experience will be able to give the younger players a hand to improve."
Regarding Balotelli and Italy he had this to say: "I'm pleased for Mario. We all expected his continuity and especially his maturity. I think he's good for the Italy team and for world football.” Then he had a word of advice for Cesare Prandelli: "The team should play just like they did in the first match against Spain, which they almost won. They are two great teams with great players. It'll be a fantastic final."