Italian journalist Ivan Zazzaroni believes that neither Lautaro Martinez now Alexis Sanchez have benefited from their regular rotation in Inter’s first team.
Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Zazzaroni highlighted how the fact that neither of the pair has been able to nail down a starting spot appears to have hurt the confidence of both.
Martinez dropped out of the starting eleven in yesterday evening’s 0-0 draw away to Genoa with Sanchez taking his place, but the Chilean did not fare any better than the out-of-form Argentine has in recent outings.
Coach Simone Inzaghi appears not to have total faith in either of the duo, as he is unsure of which of the two is best-suited to fire the attack out of its recent slump, and in the end has not yet fully favoured either.
The coach has selected both to start in some recent matches, but the impression has always been that he’s gotten his selection wrong.
Zazzaroni writes that “The Sanchez-Lautaro rotation has managed to hurt both of their confidence.”
He goes on that “At the Marassi, huffed and puffed but created little, Genoa forced them to play at a high tempo, and in particular Inzaghi’s midfield showed a lack of brilliance.”
“Barella, Brozovic and Calhanoglu are in a bad period, and not even Dzeko’s helping out has produced anything tangible,” he adds.