4 April 2013 13:16
Inter captain Javier Zanetti praised team-mate Rodrigo Palacio’s display in his side’s 2-0 Serie A win over Sampdoria on Wednesday.
The Argentine attacker gave Inter the lead in the closing stages of the opening period, before putting the result beyond doubt in second-half stoppage time with his 12th league goal of the season.
“We soaked up a bit of pressure at the start, then afterwards Rodrigo was extraordinary and helped us get these three points,” Zanetti told Inter Channel.
“… He’s a top player and he’s showing everyone that.”
Zanetti also had words of encouragement for promising youngster Mateo Kovacic, who joined Inter in the January transfer window.
“Kovacic? He did brilliantly,” he said of the Croatian.
Inter sit seven points behind third-placed AC Milan, who occupy the final Champions League spot.