Hellas Verona’s Marco Silvestri Justified His Inclusion On Inter’s Shortlist To Replace Handanovic, Italian Media Argue
Hellas Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri showed yesterday why Inter are considering him as a replacement for Samir Handanovic, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition rated Silvestri 6.5/10 for his display in the Gialloblu’s 1-0 defeat, arguing he was back to his best after a few uncertain displays.
The 30-year-old produced a fine save to deny Lautaro Martinez from close range while also denying Achraf Hakimi on another occasion.
Matteo Darmian eventually broke Silvestri’s resistance, scoring with 13 minutes left to secure three vital points for Inter in their Serie A title bid.
Handanovic was far less impressive than his goalkeeping counterpart at San Siro, allowing Davide Faraoni to equalise late on before the goal was disallowed for a foul.
The Slovenian is still not certain to continue as Inter’s first-choice shot stopper, with the Milan-based paper arguing that he didn’t seem like his normal self at present.
Handanovic cost Inter goals in both of last week’s away matches at Napoli and Spezia, and he was lucky not to be punished for a third howler yesterday.