Inter captain Samir Handanovic went some way towards keeping Andre Onana from encroaching on his starting spot in the Nerazzurri goal with his performance against Torino.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who suggest that the 37-year-old cemented his starting spot despite the competition of Onana given the quality of his display against the Granata.
Handanovic will be feeling the pressure on his position as Number One at Inter in a way that he never really has since joining from Udinese in the summer of 2012.
Onana has not just been signed as a backup keeper, but as the long-term successor to the captain in goal, and it looks to be a matter of when rather than if the Cameroonian becomes first choice.
The 26-year-old’s impressive debut in the toughest of circumstances against Bayern Munich in the Champions League will have only increased the pressure on Handanovic, but the Slovenian got his spot back for the match against Torino.
Handanovic was arguably Inter’s standout performer, and certainly did his share to deliver the 1-0 win by making several excellent saves, and the sense is that the 37-year-old has once again proven that he is up to the task of being first-choice for a little while longer.