Leonardo: “Coppa Italia is important for Inter”

Inter Coach Leonardo has dismissed suggestions that Inter will sit back against Genoa in their Coppa Italia tie as he believes it is an important objective for the team.
The Brazilian said in an interview with Inter Channel that he might rotate the squad a bit, but he still wants the Nerazzurri to give it their best and progress to the quarterfinals.
“The cup is an important target for us. What’s more, you only have to win three games and you’re in the final. We have got tough opposition blocking our path: Genoa, and it’s a game we have to get right.
“If I do decide to make changes it’s to freshen things up with players that have played less and who are capable of doing a good job. I think you have to rest players in the league sometimes as well, not just in the cup.”

Leonardo also expressed his great pleasure at the Nerazzurri’s performances in the last two games that has seen them pick up maximum points against Napoli and Catania.
“After winning two games and with the team looking better and better. Every time you time you play it has an effect on you: every game leaves its mark and teaches you something.”
Inter still have two games to cover up in the league and within the next month, they will be play eight matches. The team has suffered its fair share of injuries this term but Leonardo believes they are ready for this busy period.
“We’ve got a very intense period coming up. We’ve got an awful lot of fixtures and what we do in these two months will determine what we have to play for at the business end of the season, in April and May, but we’re up for it.
“It’s important to manage the resources you’ve got so that that you always put out players who are in good shape. That’s why changing things around isn’t only about resting players; you might tinker with the side a bit so you can take a better look at those who haven’t played as much.”

Inter will take on Genoa at the San Siro tomorrow night and the game kicks off at 2000 GMT.

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