Inter may have shot themselves in the foot with the decision to allow Stefano Sensi to leave and join Sampdoria on loan during the January transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who argue that the decision to leave the 26-year-old out of plans for the second half of the season is indicative of a lack of a Plan B in the team.
Sensi had not featured much during the first half of the season, owing partly to injury struggles, but also never appearing to have the trust of coach Simone Inzaghi.
The midfielder was not seen as a viable option in place of any of the usual midfield trio by the coach, and so he joined Sampdoria on a dry loan until the end of the campaign with the aim of returning to his best form with regular playing time.
Now, with the regular trio not always in their best form, fatigued, and with key man Marcelo Brozovic having missed two matches through injury, the lack of a Plan B in midfield has been exposed.
In the view of the Corriere, Sensi would have been the most viable player to turn to in this situation given his quality, and the choice to let him leave on loan was a major error.