Cosenza, Javier Zanetti inflames Inter fans at UniCal: “Today's football is perhaps losing sight of some basic values”


By John

The “Andreatta” Aula Magna of Unical like the north curve of San Siro. Lots of Nerazzurri and stadium chants due to the presence of Javier Zanetti, historic captain and current vice-president of Inter. The stainless and iconic former Argentine full-back participated in the conference entitled “Sport, friendship and solidarity”. He did so by reiterating the importance of solidarity, a theme that has been close to his heart for many years now and which he promotes through the “Pupi Foundation”, managed together with his wife Paula.

«She and my father are my main points of reference. I understood what life is through my father's sacrifices. I am proud to have worked with him as a bricklayer. He taught me a lot. Today's football is perhaps losing sight of some basic values, my commitment will always be from this perspective, to keep them alive.” He then continued: «In this morning's tournament (organised by Sergio Lanzillotta of Atletico San Lucido: ndc) I saw children from different teams helping each other. This solidarity is beautiful. Sport is first and foremost this. Throughout my career I have always remained the one who arrived at Inter very young. I never changed, not even when I was given the captain's armband. I have always relied on dialogue to resolve differences within the locker room. You lead through examples, you don't need too many words. In football, as in life, it is human values ​​rather than skills that make the difference.”