Inter Coach Leonardo: It Was Important To Beat Sampdoria After Bayern Munich Loss

Inter coach Leonardo says he was pleased the Nerazzurri defeated Sampdoria this evening, as it was especially important to bounce back after the midweek loss to Bayern Munich.
Inter coach Leonardo says he was very happy with the Nerazzurri claiming maximum points against Sampdoria at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris this evening.

The Brazilian wanted to get back to winning ways after the 1-0 midweek loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

"I am satisfied with the result, as it was a very delicate match," the tactician told Sky post-match. "After the loss to Bayern, it was important to win.

"Everyone played very well from Julio Cesar, to all the defence. Stankovic and Sneijder were extraordinary, as were Zanetti, Pazzini, Kharja and everyone else. Winning this evening, we had to claim more than just three points, as we are tired from our recent matches.

"We are in an excellent position on the ladder, and tomorrow I will be supporting a draw [when Milan take on Napoli]. But thinking about us, the next three league matches will help us shape our future.

"I will try to play more than two strikers, but we must keep under close watch the condition of our players, looking to strike a balance. I'm not sure whether it is better to score more goals whilst conceding just as many, or vice-versa," he concluded.

The Nerazzurri current occupy second position on the ladder, one point ahead of Napoli and two points behind Milan, who meet tomorrow evening.

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