Inter Have ‘Full Confidence’ In Handanovic & Not Seeking Replacement, Italian Media Report After Juventus Mistake
Inter coach Antonio Conte and club management still have the utmost confidence in goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, according to an Italian newspaper report today.
As per Corriere dello Sport’s print edition, this is the case despite Handanovic having come in for an increasing amount of criticism from supporters this season, with fresh anger following his error that led to Juventus’ second goal during Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat in Inter’s Coppa Italia semi-final first leg.
Handanovic is somewhat a victim of his own success, the report argued, given the Slovenian has performed to such a high level since his arrival at the club nine years ago.
However, unlike in previous years, the 36-year-old is pulling off fewer miraculous saves and his shots saved percentage has decreased.
The Rome-based publication explained that there will come a time when Inter need to acquire a new number one, but at the moment the Nerazzurri do not consider to be a priority.
Udinese’s Juan Musso and Atalanta’s Pierluigi Gollini have both been linked with potential moves to Inter, as has Hellas Verona’s Marco Silvestri.