Samir Handanovic’s Inter Future Still Uncertain After Shaky Display Against Hellas Verona, Italian Media Report

Samir Handanovic’s Inter Future Still Uncertain After Shaky Display Against Hellas Verona, Italian Media Report
April 26, 2021 14:00
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Samir Handanovic cannot be certain of remaining Inter’s first-choice goalkeeper in his current form, a report in the Italian media argued today.

Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition said Inter’s captain was in a strange situation, with his performances deteriorating just as he is about to win the first major trophy of his career.

Handanovic is about to end his nine-year drought at Inter since joining the club in 2012, and yet he could have cost the Nerazzurri a third goal in as many games yesterday when Hellas Verona had a late equaliser controversially disallowed for a foul.

“He didn’t concede in the end but he doesn’t seem like himself at the moment,” the Milan-based paper rued.

Handanovic will become Inter’s all-time leading appearance maker in terms of goalkeepers before the end of this season, with the Slovenian only three behind Walter Zenga after yesterday’s 1-0 win (Handanovic is on 325).

His future remains uncertain though, with Inter knowing full well that they need to find a replacement for the 36-year-old before too long.

Handanovic scored a bizarre own goal at Napoli last weekend after a collision with Stefan de Vrij, before allowing an innocuous effort from Spezia’s Diego Farias to squirm past him during Inter’s 1-1 draw last Wednesday.

Hellas Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri is one of the candidates to replace him at Inter, and the report argued that the 30-year-old justified his inclusion on the list with his display at San Siro.

By Will Beckman
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