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Saturday November 3 2012
Zanetti: 'An historic victory'

Inter captain Javier Zanetti hailed “an historic victory” to terminate the 49-match unbeaten Juventus run in Serie A.

“Yes, it is a historic victory, above all for the strength of our opponents. We knew Juventus were unbeaten in a long time and deserved to be top of the table,” he said of the 3-1 result.

“We started on a path and have slowly gone along it. We came here to play our game with pride, heart and determination.

“We aim to become a great team and I believe the path we are on is the right one. We are a new squad who want to be fighting for the Scudetto come the end of the season.”

“We knew that we had to face this game with great character, even when things do not go your way. The victory was deserved.”

Andrea Stramaccioni surprised many with his 3-4-3 system at the Juventus Stadium.

“We had prepared this system and knew that with our three strikers it requires sacrifice from the midfield, but we are happy to do that because they can take their chances so well.

“Football has moments and last season things went badly, so most of the criticism was aimed at me and Esteban Cambiasso. Maybe it’s because we’re older. I have always run hard and will continue to do so until I can’t do it anymore.

“The club knows the moment I realise that the team doesn’t need me or that I cannot help them, then I will step aside. I am proud to wear the captain’s armband and my teammates make me feel important to them.”

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