The captain of Inter Milan, Javier Zanetti, has said that retirement is not something which is in his plans at the moment.
Yesterday, Zanetti reached Malta where he will stay for a couple of days and there were a huge number of fans out there to welcome him on his arrival.
Zanetti has been out of action since quite a while because of the Achilles injury that he had picked up towards the end of the last season while featuring for Inter in a match against Palermo.
In the last few months, there have been speculations that Zanetti’s professional career is not far from being over, but, the 40 years old defensive midfielder doesn’t seem to be in a mood to quit the game. At least his statements don’t suggest that. The bookmakers may be saying he has played his last match, but until Unibet actually pay-out on bets, don’t expect to see Zanetti giving up!
When asked if the ongoing season is going to be the last season of his professional career, Zanetti said, “I think there is still plenty left in me. At this point of time, I am not thinking about my future and all. My focus is only on getting fit. I want to be back in action soon.”
In some of his past interviews, Zanetti had said that after his retirement, he would like to be an official at Inter, but, now that Inter is going to have new owner in the form of Erick Thohir, the question is if it is still possible for Zanetti to be an Inter official after hanging his boots.
When asked about that, Zanetti said, “As I have already said that I am not thinking about what I will do after retirement. I am just looking to come back and give my 100% for the club.”
Zanetti has made more than 800 appearances for Inter so far.