Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia reveal that Joao Mario took part in full training as normal today, after he was sent home yesterday by Spalletti for lacking the correct attitude at the crucial stage of the season.
The specific reason for his attitude problem is still unknown but fans should remember that he recently lost his father and came back extremely quickly.
Events like this can have much more damaging effects on people, think back to Adriano, for example. Two more days until Inter play Napoli in which could seal qualification for the Champions League if the Nerazzurri win. Should that happen while Milan, Roma and Atalanta all drop points, Inter could even secure third, but that is extremely unlikely.
One more win, that’s all Inter, but of course it would be less stressful to complete it now. While the Portuguese international midfielder was not expected to start anyway, it’s relieving to know that if there are any last minute injuries, he will be available.