Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport underlines in the paper edition of today’s newspaper the difficulties Inter are having in setting up a competitive midfield due to all the injuries and restrictions in the squad.
According to the report: “Matias Vecino is out and he will most probably continue to be so against Udinese on Saturday. Joao Mario and Roberto Gagliardini are both not on the squad list due to sanctions imposed by UEFA, Radja Nainggolan is out of form and will start on the bench as a dark horse, but will at most play a few minutes during the final stage of the game with the risk of leaving Inter with 10 men should his injuries get worse.”
The Gazzetta continues: “At the moment, everything revolves around the name of Asamoah, who could advance in the field and form a pair with Brozovic on the midfield. A solution like that would give Borja Valero the chance as the guy behind the attack. The other solution would mean that Keita Baldé starts the game as a trequartista with Borja playing close to Brozovic and Asamoah back in his usual role as the left full-back. The risk with playing like this is that the team gets too offensive, at least for the first stage of the game.”
In conclusion the newspaper suggests that: “There is also a third option that leads to Antonio Candreva, but he has not been a starting player since the end of October at Barcelona and before that his last game as a starter was at the end of September, so this is a difficult hypothesis.”
Probable lineup according to the Gazzetta:
Inter (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; Vrsaljko, De Vrij, Skriniar, D’Ambrosio; Brozovic, Asamoah; Politano, Borja Valero, Perisic; Icardi.