Sunday January 16 2011
Mou: 'Leonardo makes Inter happy'

Jose Mourinho has praised successor Leonardo. “The team is happy, there is empathy and I think Inter will win the Scudetto again.”

The Nerazzurri have been reborn since Rafa Benitez walked away in December, winning all four official outings under their new Coach.

“Above all, Leonardo is the manager of a club that holds a space in my heart,” the Real Madrid boss told Sky Sport Italia.

“My heart has a little space for Chelsea, a lot for Vitoria Setubal and all of it for Inter. Whether their Coach is Leonardo, Benitez or anyone else, it's the same for me.

“I always cheer on Inter, suffer when they suffer and want the Inter fans to be happy. I am very pleased for Leonardo and the lads, as it looks like the story will have the usual ending: the Scudetto.

“Leonardo is not a Milanista,” assured Mou. “He is a fantastic lad and I have had a very positive rapport with him for many years.

“I immediately realised that with him, the players are happy. When they are happy, you're halfway there already.

“Leonardo is intelligent and understood what the team needs right now. They are happy, have self-belief and empathy again.”

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