Inter had an underwhelming start to last season, but the appointment of Andrea Stramaccioni has given them a boost to finish sixth place in the Serie A and in the Europa League qualification spot/
With the Nerrazzuri set to retain their talents like Wesley Sneijder and having recruited Rodrigo Palacio to add to their firepower, Zanetti believes that they are ready to contend for the top spot when the season resumes in August.
"We want to start off again as soon as possible and have a great season. We'll be a team with clear ideas and it is our firm intention to contend for the title," he told Sky Spoty Italia, "Our hope is to work well there because the coming season will be a busy one considering all of the competitions we'll be involved in."
"The Europa League is a prestigious competition and we'll have to be on our toes for the preliminary rounds."
Despite being 38 years old, Zanetti was one of Inter's most consistent players last campaign and he feels the he is capable of being able to continue contributing to Inter's cause this season.
"In spite of that [my age], to tell you the truth, I'm in good shape and want to do my bit for the team. I'll be the first to step down if I realise I can't keep up the pace. There's talk of a young team and I agree completely. Those of us who have more experience will be able to give the younger players a hand to improve."