Zanetti backs Cuper
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Valencia coach's future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks with Lazio manager Roberto Mancini strongly mooted to replace him at the end of the season.
Zanetti is unperturbed by all the rumours and feels Cuper has done a good job at Inter.
"Cuper's future has been a talking point since the start of the season but he is calm about the situation. He's worked excellently over the last two years," said Zanetti.
"We're second in the league and in the last four of the Champions League. That should tell its own story."
Meanwhile, Zanetti is confident that Inter can end the season on a successful note despite their poor recent form which has seen them fall eight points behind league leaders Juventus.
"The Scudetto race has become difficult for us as we are eight points behind but we are still motivated to give our best in the last four matches," added Zanetti.
"We're desperate to win our remaining games this term and only if we do that can we make our fans happy.
"Obviously we are all thinking about the derby game in Europe and I don't think there is a great difference between the two sides.
"Reaching the Champions League final would be an exceptional achievement for us."