A year after his departure from PSG, Leonardo was asked about the new revolution that is beginning in the Parisian club, a year after his replacement by Luis Campos, by the "Corriere della Serra". The Italian sporting director then boasted of a humorous formula, "With me it's difficult, without me it's impossible".
He also spoke about the end of Lionel Messi's adventure in the capital, which he had brought in the summer of 2021, "I am so sorry for what happened. He is an extraordinary person and a champion worthy of entering the Olympus of football with Pele and Maradona. He has made a lifestyle choice that will allow him to better reconcile family and work. If you go to war, with Leo you are not likely to die alone. With the others, yes," he said. He was also pleased to have completed the arrival of the Argentine at the club during an interview with L'Equipe in June 2022.
Since his departure from PSG, Leonardo has not found a position. In the rest of the interview he was mainly asked about AC Milan who have just parted ways with Paolo Maldini. Leonardo defended the record of his friend, especially about the purchase of Charles De Ketelaere, the young Belgian arrived last summer in Milan for 35 million euros and who is slow to confirm his potential.