Tuesday April 12 2011
Leonardo: 'Everything is possible'

Leonardo won't give up on a Champions League semi-final place, despite losing 5-2 to Schalke. “Everything is possible.”

The Nerazzurri have a mountain to climb after their first leg home defeat and will step into the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen tomorrow night knowing they need at least four goals.

“I don't have to believe in miracles, but I do believe in sporting results,” smiled Leonardo.

“Something strange happened in the first leg and now it's up to us to create something fascinating.

“We don't just believe that we can qualify, but also in the idea of a great performance. That is what we'll need to overturn such a big result. Lucio is back, while Cristian Chivu is suspended, but we have an almost complete squad.

“I believe the team is clear-headed, as everyone has been through their comebacks in football and in life. They are hungry to prove what happened at San Siro was a fluke.

“Clearly the psychological aspect is important, as it is a game between we who must win and our opponents who mustn't concede four goals. We're aware of the difficulties, but in the first leg we were very unlucky.

“What will I say to the players before kick-off? Well, I can't tell you that now, or it'll have less impact. I will say that if we believe that everything is possible in football, then it will be a fascinating challenge.”

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