Zanetti: "It's normal, we're only at the beginning"

MILAN – Close to
50,000 spectators were at the Stadio Meazza to welcome Inter for the
first home fixture of the 2012/13 Europa League campaign. Javier
Zanetti spoke to Inter Channel after the match and explained the disappointment he felt: "Yes, we’re disappointed with the result and for our fans. In our heads we
all pictured this game turning out very differently but
unfortunately it wasn’t to be. We had the chances to score but
weren’t able to put them away. The most important thing is that we’ve
achieved our target and now we can look forward."

Speaking just minutes before his 39th birthday, the
captain admitted that "Hajduk deserved to win the match. They came
here with their game plan but they needed an extra goal – the one we
got in the first leg that enabled us to reach the next round. We must
analyse and learn from all the mistakes we made but there’s no cause for concern
because we’re only at the beginning. We’re feeling the effects of the
work we’re carrying out. There are good things and we’ve still got
a lot to improve on. As we doing intensive training? Yes, it has been intensive since the 3-0
win because it’s part of the schedule that was laid out. Let’s not forget that
we’ve played our first competitive fixture on 2 August so
perhaps we should have expected a dip. Still, we’ll push on now."

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