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Zanetti: Mazzarri will improve Inter

8 July 2013 12:46

Inter captain Javier Zanetti is confident that the club can improve under new manager Walter Mazzarri.

The former Napoli boss was appointed in May as the successor to Andrea Stramaccioni, who paid the price following a poor league campaign which saw the club finish in ninth position in Serie A.

Veteran defender Zanetti believes that the new incumbent at the San Siro can galvanise the playing squad.

"Mazzarri has always shown that he has determination and character as a coach," Zanetti told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"It sometimes looks like he wants to be a Serie A player as well.

"He wanted Inter, he wanted to come to us. And that should stimulate the whole squad."

The Argentinian also commented on speculation Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir is looking to invest in Inter, stating that whatever the outcome president Massimo Moratti will be a vital part of Inter's future.

"Moratti will do whatever is good for Inter," he continued. "The president will assess, evaluate and then assess again.

"Inter will always be Moratti, however things change."

The 39-year-old has signed a new one-year contract at the club, despite rupturing his Achilles in April, and he revealed that his recovery is going well.

"I am currently doing physical therapy, cycling, gym - that sort of thing," he added. "The tendons seem to be responding well. Hopefully soon I'll increase my work-rate."

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