Inter President Massimo Moratti hails Leonardo. “He is taking us above and beyond what I dreamed of.”
The team was in crisis when Rafa Benitez walked away before Christmas, but the new Coach has taken them within two points of leaders Milan and into the Champions League quarter-finals.
“During the difficult period we went through, I thought Leonardo was the right man to bring a breath of fresh air to the club,” explained the patron.
“I knew how much he wanted to put himself back in the thick of things. I had faith in Leonardo, but perhaps I only dreamed of a comeback like this.
“Leo dreamed it and wanted it even more than me, so he is taking us above and beyond what I dreamed of.”
The Scudetto race is now wide open and the derby on April 2 could be decisive, as the top two go head-to-head.
“I fear Milan's experience and their cool heads. They always know how to behave in these big games,” continued Moratti.
“It will be a fascinating derby, but not decisive, and I hear some people saying we are the favourites because of current form. I fear these predictions.”
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