Captain Javier Zanetti said Inter's Coppa Italia victory was “a response” to their critics.
The Nerazzurri have a foot in the Final after their 1-0 first leg semi-final success away to Roma.
“It's an important win in a difficult arena. We were coming off a tough period and had to give this response,” he noted.
“I think tonight we played a great game against a very talented side. It's never easy to win in Rome.”
This week Zanetti hinted he'd welcome Jose Mourinho's return to the Inter bench, but cast aside questions on that subject.
“I always said Leonardo is doing a great job. We must ignore all that other talk and prepare for another splendid performance on Saturday.”
The Nerazzurri play Lazio this weekend in a head-to-head for third place.
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