Sergio Zanetti: "A team effort"

ZINGONIA – Sergio Zanetti couldn’t help but smile as he was interviewed on the pitch where his Inter side beat Atalanta to win the Juniores Berretti title and become Italian champions for their age group. Here’s what the Inter coach had to say to Inter Channel. "We made hard work of it in the first half, then we realised that when we play like Inter no one can live with us. I’m happy, actually I’m delighted. We’ve ‘discovered’ lads who are crazy about Inter and they show respect for this shirt by giving it everything. We’ve got a great tight-knit squad, a great family and today I wanted them all to be there, all 27 of them, but we can only pick 11 players. The credit goes to the players, the club as whole, and all the people who work behind the scenes. We’ve only been together for about 10 months but we’ve already built something special. I’ve always been very clear with these lads and I’ve tried to put across the basics. They responded in the best possible way. We were one nil down at the break but I just preached calm, and I asked my players to start playing like we know we can and as we have done throughout the season. They knew that they only had 45 minutes to try and get their hands on a trophy that Inter hadn’t won in 21 years, and when you talk about playing for Inter, with pride, for the shirt, these lads have no equals. The thing that I most enjoyed was how much interest this provoked in the first team. My brother Javier and Andrea Stramaccioni followed us and this is our win, a victory for Inter which is for the fans who have never wavered in their support. I hope to keep working well in the future and to win more trophies." 

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