Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Soccer: Inter captain Zanetti extends contract by a year


Milan, June 12 - Javier Zanetti's remarkable stint
at Inter Milan is set to continue after the Serie A giants'
announced Wednesday that they have extended their captain's
contract by a year, just two months before he turns 40.
The former Argentina full back, who is currently
recovering after he snapped an Achilles tendon in April, has
played more matches for Inter than any one else, having notched
over 800 appearances since joining the club in 1995.
He has helped Inter win five Serie A titles and four
Italian Cups, in addition to the 1998 UEFA CUP, when he scored
in a 3-0 win over Lazio in the final, and the Champions League
and Club World Cup in 2010.
"First of all I'd like to thank the club for the faith
they've shown in me," said Zanetti after the announcement.
"We spoke at length about my injury and we decided to do
another year.
"They've again shown they believe in me and my passion for
Inter. I hope I can pay back their affection on the pitch,"
added the player, who is widely considered an exemplary
professional and gentleman both on and off the field.
"I'd like to thank the many fans who have sent their love
over the last few weeks, and they've done likewise with the team
in the first few days of the season-ticket campaign, showing
they'll be with us next season.
"I'm doing everything I can to come back fit and healthy,
and to be ready for the coach and my team-mates".

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