Under the radar, Palacio returns for Inter
This morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport raises the question as to whether Walter Mazzarri has found his ‘three tenors’ at Inter. Whilst coach of Napoli this was the nickname given to the electrifying attacking trio of Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik. According to the newspaper there are comparisons to be drawn between the play of Icardi, Osvaldo and Kovacic and that of the tree superstars once coached by Mazzarri in Naples. Meanwhile somewhat lost in the headlines of an emphatic 7-0 victory was the return of Inter’s most important player over the last two seasons. Rodrigo Palacio entered as a late substitute on Sunday and is finding his way back to fitness after suffering an ankle injury prior to Argentina’s World Cup campaign.
Palacio has at times single handedly carried Inter’s attack over the last 24 months scoring 41 goals in 79 appearances according to Inter’s official website (including yesterday). Never a controversial figure the former Genoa forward was last season rewarded with a new deal by the Nerazzurri. What comes next for ‘El Trenza’ will be very interesting. Will Mazzarri show faith in the striker who has never let him down, or stick with the in form trio of Kovacic, Icardi and Osvaldo? Palacio’s reintegration with the team is certainly something to keep an eye on during the coming weeks and we can expect to see him this Thursday night as Inter travel to Dnipro in the Europa League.
Sources: SempreInter, Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter.it