Inter president Moratti admits admiration for AC Milan coach Leonardo

Inter president Massimo Moratti has spoken of his admiration for AC Milan coach Leonardo.

Inter hold an eight-point advantage over the Rossoneri at the top of the Serie A but have played a game more.

"I have a special respect for Milan," said Moratti in an interview to Italian newspaper La Stampa.

"They are a team of optimists who have trust in their own play and that is totally down to the merit of their coach.

"I admire Leonardo, who is a good person and that is also acknowledged at international level. I would have liked to have had him as an executive."