Zanetti: Time to focus
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Zanetti refused to talk too much about Vieri's absence, insisting that the club had already answered questions on the topic.
The influential Argentine wants to put defeat to Empoli out of mind and get back to winning ways.
"It's a difficult time for us," confessed Zanetti.
"We weren't able to play as well as we were before the Christmas break.
"I think we must recover, as a team, so we can start getting things in order.
"The team takes every responsibility for what has happened, and the supporters have always been behind us.
"We want to give them the results they deserve and that hasn't been the case so far, for whatever reason.
"Our performance was not affected by Vieri's absence.
"The club has already explained that he was missing through an injury."