Saturday May 14 2011
Leonardo: 'Positive season for Inter'

Leonardo prepares to face Napoli in a battle for second place and maintains it has been “a positive season for Inter.”

The Nerazzurri are in the Coppa Italia Final against Palermo on May 29 and can put the Serie A silver medal under lock and key at the San Paolo on Sunday night.

“We have always been aware of our strength. No other side has picked up as many points since January 6 and with everything that happened, including the ‘cursed week,' it has still been a positive season for Inter.”

During that week Leo's men lost sight of the Scudetto and Champions League, but recaptured second place from tomorrow's opponents Napoli.

“Walter Mazzarri has a lot of experience and you can tell, just as his maturity, enthusiasm and character have filtered through to the team,” continued Leonardo.

“Inter's objective is always to win in every game. We want to maintain a high level of results and improve our performance. Tomorrow we'll set out our stall to win, as always.”

The former Milan Coach was also called to comment on Gennaro Gattuso's insulting chants aimed at him during Scudetto celebrations, something for which the club later apologised.

“I don't want to talk about this any more. I said what I had to. I hadn't asked for an apology, but rather for the club to make its position clear so I could understand the situation. I haven't spoken to Adriano Galliani or anyone at Milan this week.”

Inter are already the focus of intense transfer gossip and will be expected to push for silverware next season.

“Players may come and go, but this Inter side is already competitive when 100 per cent fit. We need to end this season and it is not the time to get distracted by the transfer market.”