Tuesday April 19 2011
Leonardo 'ended negative results'

Leonardo recognises Inter's Coppa win “was important to end our stream of negative results. I'm not worried about my future.”

The Nerazzurri are out of the Champions League and Scudetto race, so the Coppa Italia is Leo's only chance of silverware this season.

“It was important to end our stream of negative results,” he said of their 1-0 Coppa Italia semi-final first leg win at Roma.

“It is never as easy as it seems. Many factors make you lose confidence during a complex time. The victory here at the Olimpico was by no means a done deal and the lads did very well.

“It was a game between two teams coming off defeats, so not a simple one to prepare for. We had to make our mark and did so early on, controlling the 90 minutes well.

“Dejan Stankovic scored an extraordinary goal and has fun playing like this. We played Goran Pandev in the middle and he did great work.”

This week there were reports Jose Mourinho is heading back to the Nerazzurri bench for next season.

“I am not worried, as I never thought about the future. I live for today and look towards our next game on Saturday,” continued Leonardo.

“I have a very open rapport with the club and they know what I think. We all just want the team to win.

“Now we have to try to find consistency in Serie A, as some recent defeats knocked our rhythm off kilter, but we can get it back in the final rounds.”

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