Sunday May 8 2011
Leonardo admires 'mature' Inter

Leonardo is impressed with the “maturity” of his Inter side after a reshuffled outfit beat Fiorentina.

“This victory was needed to ensure our Champions League spot and second place. It was another show of maturity and belief in our capabilities,” he said of the 3-1 result.

Several stars were rested to help prepare for the Coppa Italia semi-final against Roma on Wednesday evening.

“It wasn't easy to get the situation back on track after that cursed week against Milan and Schalke, but we've done it.

“Looking back, there is nothing I'd change. It's all part of the journey. The derby defeat was certainly crucial for the Scudetto, but even with hindsight I would've made the same decisions.

“Milan won the Scudetto and therefore deserved it. They're a great squad and I have no problem looking at my past. Looking at our season with neutral eyes, it remains positive.

“Clearly Inter want to win everything, but the club already picked up the Italian Super Cup and Club World Cup, while we can reach the Coppa Italia Final.

“As for my future, I have never thought about leaving Inter. I have a contract and want to respect it, even if I know a Coach is always judged on his results.”