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Zanetti putting team first

SoccerNews in Serie A 3 Oct 2012

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Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti says he is focused on winning Sunday’s Milan derby and not the fact it could be his last.

The 39-year-old is coming towards the end of his illustrious career, but said he is not fixated on the very real possibility this will be one of his last games against great rivals AC Milan.

Instead, in his typical professional manner, he chose to concentrate on the game on Sunday.

“We just want to win. I’m not thinking that this could be one of my last derbies. I’m just enjoying the moment,” he told Sky Sports Italia.

“It’s a massive game with no favourites. What I can say is that we’re in good shape and we’re building a side that can last for a long time and be very successful.

“And of course winning the derby would give us even more confidence in our ability.”

One of the main sub-plots surrounding the match sees Antonio Cassano face his former side for the first time after he swapped the red side of the city for the blue during the summer, and Zanetti feels the Italy striker can help Inter bring silverware back to the club.

“He’s a world-class player. He feels at home here and we’re working to win lots of trophies together,” Zanetti said.

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