Inter Milan legend Javier Zanettihas revealed that the player knows they must defend the Italian Serie A title. Zanetti is the current vice-president at Inter Milan and he made this known in a recent interview with the LegaSerie A channel. The former Inter Milan utility player sat down with the channel to discuss his playing career. The Argentine spent the majority of his career at Inter Milan.

Zanetti sees the club as family after spending 25 years. The Inter Milan executive is delighted that they are playing better football than ever in the bid to successfully defend the title they won last season under former manager, Antonio Conte. He led them to a first league title in over a decade. The last league win was under Jose Mourinho when they won the treble including the Champions League and the Italian Cup in 2010.

Italian tactician Conte left the Nerazzuri lastsummer and he was replaced by his compatriot, Simone Inzaghi.

Zanetti said thathe joined Inter Milan 25 years ago to start a journey and he’s proud to have been the captain and now the vice-president. He also praised the current manager for the way he has been able to instill an attractive playing style. The Inter vice-president also credited the players for the style in addition to Inzaghi. According to him, the team feels it is strong and with a remarkable mentality.

On defending their league title, Zanetti said the Inter Milan players feel involved and that it is important for a team like the Nerazzuri who have big objectives. He went on to say that Inter are showing their strong title credentials with every passing game but they can’t rest on their laurels with the likes of AC Milan, Napoli and Atalanta breathing down their necks. He expects his team to fend off their challenge to retain the title.