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Mattia Zanotti: “I’ve always idolised Javier Zanetti”

Mattia Zanotti: "I've always idolised Javier Zanetti"

The 18 year old debutant Zanotti spoke with Inter TV after his debut against Cagliari. A match he will remember for the rest of his life!

The wing-back came on for Ivan Perisic in the 82nd minute and played in his favourable position on the right. Zanotti has come through the youth system at Inter and is very proud to be an Interista.

“I can’t find the words to describe this evening. I’d like to thank the coach and my teammates for this chance. Making my debut at San Siro was all the more special.

“I’ve always idolised Javier Zanetti. Obviously you can’t compare us, but it’s just been so great to wear the same shirt as him. It was a great evening, and would’ve been better had Sanchez scored from the pass I gave him.

“I’d like to dedicate my debut to my family, my girlfriend and my friends. When I took to the field I thought about all of those who’ve been close to me over the years, from my Brescia days to now at Inter. I’m so grateful to everyone.

“What did Simone Inzaghi say to me before coming on? To relax and be myself.”

Hopefully we can see more of Zanotti in the years to come!

As always, Forza Inter!