Leonardo delighted with Inter’s Coppa Italia victory over Roma

Brazilian coach responds positively to his team's return to winning ways and says that he is not worried about his future

Inter coach Leonardo is overjoyed with his team’s 1-0 win against Roma in the first-leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final tie on Tuesday evening.

The defending Italian champions have been in disappointing form of late. They were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage last week and fell eight points behind league leaders AC Milan in Serie A at the weekend.

Tuesday’s victory at the Olimpico in Rome sees Inter retain hope of winning a trophy this season, and coach Leonardo is delighted at having returned to winning ways.

"It was important to break the string of poor results,” said the Brazilian, according to Inter’s official website. “Many times it seems easy to do but it's not.

"The team did well to react and get the win, which is never a given here in the Stadio Olimpico. I witnessed an excellent management of the play over the first 90 minutes."

However, Leonardo calls for consistency from his squad, with Serie A fixtures against Lazio, Cesena and Fiorentina coming up before the second-leg of the Italian Cup.

"Inter must try to maintain consistency; there have been defeats that took away our rhythm, but now we have to recover it, remaining calm and clear in mind,” he said.

When asked about his future at the club, Leonardo stated: "I have no worries about the future. I live for today and I don't even think about the rest; I live my own experience with the club and the president. What matters is finding the solutions to make the team win.”

The second-leg of the last four clash will take place at San Siro in Milan on May 11.

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