Austrian national team head coach Franco Foda has criticized Inter for the fact that wing-back Valentino Lazaro has not been training with the first team during the last tea.
Speaking to Austrian news outlet Heute.at, Foda explained that the reason why the 25-year-old has not been called up to Austria’s national team for the fixtures during the upcoming international break due to a lack of match fitness, which he attributes to the fact that the player has not been with the Nerazzurri’s first team squad.
Lazaro has been expected to get a move away from Inter this summer, with Benfica and a number of German teams hovering, but so far no transfer has been finalized and he has remained with Inter since returning from loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Austrian is out of favour at the Nerazzurri and not in the plans of coach Simone Inzaghi for the season, and as a result he has not been involved in first team training while he awaits a move away.
Foda is frustrated by this state of affairs, stating that “The problem with him is that in the last ten days he hasn’t even been able to train with the first team, which to me is really incredible, that something like this happens at such a big club.”
“Apparently they want to sell him,” he continued, “But he has no match fitness, he has no training rhythm. It is a very uncomfortable situation for him.”