Zanetti keen to keep on going

Inter veteran wants to play until 2012

Zanetti: Inter legend

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Javier Zanetti has revealed his ambition to earn an extension to his current Internazionale contract.

The Argentinean international's current deal runs until 2010, but he believes that he is capable of playing on for another two years after that.

The Inter stalwart, and club captain, is already 34-years-old and has just completed his 12th season at Giuseppe Meazza.

However, with cross-city rival Paolo Maldini proving that it is possible to compete in Serie A into your late thirties, Zanetti admits that he has no desire to hang up his boots any time soon.

"I would like to extend my contract at Inter for one or two more years," he told Italian media.


Having just helped Roberto Mancini's side to claim a third consecutive Italian title Zanetti also believes that Inter's recent success has caused resentment among a number of their challengers.

"When you win you always upset the rest," he said.

"We have been winning the title since two years ago and that it is a big achievement.

"I am very proud to win the title as captain of Inter having played in every game.

"The only thing I regret is that we were unable to progress further in the Champions League.

"But now we have to play Roma in the final of the Coppa Italia (first leg on Saturday) and it's going to be a game between the two best sides in Italian football."