Monday May 23 2011
Leonardo content after 12th home win

Leonardo has expressed his satisfaction at Inter's campaign after they won their 12th Serie A home game in a row under him.

Although the Nerazzurri ended the campaign six points behind champions Milan, Leonardo seemed content after yesterday's 3-1 win over Catania.

"Twelve home wins in a row means lots of things," stated the man with a 100 per cent home record. "Points on the board, consistency and the fact that the team has been able to produce.

"But the satisfaction lies more in what we have achieved than in the record itself.

"Staying in control of the Catania game at a slow pace wasn't easy, but the players did really well.

"There were lots of positives today and Inter are definitely on the up. Overall it has been a positive season, although there's still one game left and it's a really important one for us.

"What we have achieved since January 6 has been great – the only major disappointment are those damned four days."

Leonardo, who replaced Rafael Benitez on Christmas Eve, was referring to the week in which Inter lost the derby and then fell to a Champions League defeat against Schalke.

"Now we have to focus on the Coppa Italia Final which is a big target," the former Milan man continued.

"The image of the winning team will remain in people's minds because it is the last match of the European season.

"Palermo did very well in the first part of the season and have been less consistent since then, but they have great qualities as a team and as individuals."

When questioned on transfers, Leonardo insisted no major changes were necessary over the summer.

"I think this team just needs a few minor adjustments to be competitive on all fronts. The core of the side is there and shouldn't be touched as that is what gives this group its spirit."

Inter and Palermo meet in Rome next Sunday.

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