MILAN – Sergio Zanetti spoke to Inter Channel after the 3-0 win against
Atalanta in the first leg of the final in the Juniores Beretti league: "We
can’t talk about a claim or anything else right now; there are still 90 minutes
to go. But we want to show the spirit that this group has and win by playing
football. My lads already showed in the first leg semi-final against Napoli
that the only way to win is through our play and sacrifice."
It was practically a perfect Saturday afternoon, after which the coach must
have little to criticise his players for. Zanetti stated: "Certainly this
week we’ll work on the mistakes that were made by individuals during the game,
but the important thing is that everyone learned that in order to become great
it’s not enough to simply be good; it also takes sacrifice. When we don’t have
the ball everyone is working hard and I’m happy for that. I’m proud too."
In the two league meetings against Atalanta, the Nerazzurri did well at
home (a 5-0 win), but struggled away (a 2-2 draw). It was for this reason that
the Inter coach felt the need to point something out: "We’ll go to
Zingonia to win and we’ll play with all our 1994-born players. If Atalanta
field their first team it won’t matter to us. We’ll go to win, because we want
to show that we’re the strongest team, at home and away."