The hammer is back. After plenty of injuries it now looks like he is ready for some action. But what action are we now talking about? Cristiano Zanetti has been one of our most important players for three years. But when you look closely, the last two of those has been more or less struggling with injuries.
Cristiano is one of the most dynamic defensive midfielder that you can find. Itīs not an accident that he was the number one choice for Trap to field in to the national team midfield. And we talk about Italy, the home of the hard-working, irritating, defensive midfielders. He has highly technical abilities and is very disciplined and accurate when playing as well. Cristiano can make the ball-winning and the following pass forward look like a pure art. So beautiful, you are just so damn proud he plays for us. That is when he is in form.
But how is his form nowadays? I dare to claim that Cristiano has played couple of seasons now really inconsistently. His performance has been highly unsteady. He can be very apathetic and unwilling to work hard enough. Is it because of his injuries or what, I donīt know. It was well seen in Euro 2004, for example. Sometimes it looks like he just doesnīt care what happens on the field. I mean it naturally just looks like that, but still..
Now Cristiano has a different situation ahead of him. His been a regular for some time now in both Inter and NT, but things have changed. There are many alternatives how we could play, but it looks like he has to compete with Davids, Cambiasso and maybe Emre. Edgar is just so high-class player by his reputation that it seems to be very hard to not give him playing time. Esteban is playing so well right now and almost everyone want Emre on to pitch.
For me C.Z. & Davids would sound extremely active and effective duo. It just seems that Veron is going to be our maestro and is playing in center. It is interesting to see what plans mister Mancio has with Zanetti. How much is he counting on him?
I really hope Cristiano has finally got his injuries behind and has a marvellous future with Inter. He really belongs to the heart of La Beneamata and there he should always stay..
Any thoughts, opinions..