PAVIA – Upon leaving the Policlinico San Matteo hospital, where tests were conducted this evening that revealed a rupture to his left Achilles tendon, Javier Zanetti wanted to respond to questions from journalists.
The Nerazzurri captain stated: "My goal is to come back stronger than before, and I believe. I had to change tyres after so many miles… I’m sorry for how the season has gone. Injuries can happen and they’re part of this profession. The most important thing is the team. We’ll decide when surgery will take place. They still haven’t given me the times involved, but my career certainly isn’t over. What matters is healing well. What I want most is to be back with my team-mates. I’m sorry I can’t give them a hand in the final part of the season, but I’m confident they’ll be able to qualify for the Europa League. I appreciate the messages from the fans, as well as those from president Moratti, my team-mates and the many others who have shown their support. The chants from the AC Milan fans? These things always happen, but what matters is that they’re outnumbered by those who support me. Will I restart with Stramaccioni? I don’t make those decisions. There are already people at work on making an even stronger Inter."