Sunday February 27 2011
Leonardo: 'Now it gets decisive'

Leonardo was overjoyed with the hard-fought win over Sampdoria and reiterated “the next three rounds could be decisive, so we don't want to get it wrong.”

Inter temporarily leapt into second place with a 2-0 victory at Marassi this evening, awaiting tomorrow's Milan-Napoli showdown.

“I won't be cheering anyone on tomorrow, although perhaps the draw is the best result for us. In any case, it doesn't matter what happens at San Siro, as the next three rounds could be decisive for the Scudetto and we don't want to get it wrong.”

Wesley Sneijder and Samuel Eto'o netted in Genoa to get the better of the Blucerchiati.

“I am very happy and enormously satisfied. This was a difficult game, both for Sampdoria's talent and as Inter hadn't won here in a long time,” continued the Brazilian.

“After our defeat to Bayern Munich, this was a delicate encounter, so both result and performance gave me the response I was looking for. Everyone deserves praise.”

Inter have completed a remarkable comeback since Leonardo replaced Rafa Benitez over Christmas, but the next fortnight will be his first without midweek fixtures.

“In these two weeks we will have a general refresher course of tactics and try to recoup our strength. We haven't had a moment to rest in the last few months and really need this time to recover, mentally and physically.”

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