Goal.com cartoonist Omar Momani lifts the lid on the secret to the 38-year-old Inter captain's success after a sublime Derby della Madonnina displayThe stage seemed set. After turning down a mega-money move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Milan v Inter derby seemed the perfect place for Alexander Pato to showcase his loyalty to the Italian champions.
At the end of the game, it wasn't a 22-year-old Brazilian everyone was talking about. It was a 38-year-old Argentine who made the headlines.
Zanetti embarrassed players half his age with a self-defining display of running, dedication and class, setting up Diego Milito's 54th minute winner with a ball that eluded Ignazio Abate.
In an age where many players go down complaining of cramp, the Inter captain is a man who has been playing for over two decades, but looks ready to go for another two more.
Who would bet against him playing well on into his 40s with an engine like his?
|So that's why they call him the tractor!