NYON – He may be wearing a different kit and operating in a different role to the one we’re used to seeing him in, but Javier Zanetti’s commitment and attention to detail is unwavering no matter where he’s playing. The Inter vice president was in Nyon for the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League play-off draw today, on his first official ‘assignment’ since moving upstairs.
“This is my first outing representing Inter and I’m very happy to be here,” he admitted.
Commenting then on what UEFA’s pots have handed the Nerazzurri, Zanetti went on: “This competition is hugely important for us and we’d like to go all the way. We can’t underestimate any opponent because there are no easy games in Europe. Stjarnan have been training for longer than we have and they’ve come through three qualifying rounds to get here. We must make sure we prepare for this tie very thoroughly. It’s the first step but one we have to take properly if we want to continue our European path.”