Former Udinese, Salernitana, and West Ham United striker David Di Michele believes that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi must make his selection between Samir Handanovic and Andre Onana as the first choice goalkeeper.
Speaking to Italian news outlet Il Posticipo, Di Michele gave the view that having a clear first choice in goal in the starting eleven will be important for giving the team a reference point to build around.
Early on in the season, Handanovic has clearly been the main goalkeeper in Inter’s starting eleven considering the captain has started all of the Serie A matches so far, but Onana has also been given opportunities in the Champions League where he looks to have proved himself early on.
Both keepers have made a case for themselves and could deserve playing time, but at the same time, they each have different styles within a vital role for the team, and Di Michele believes that it will be important for one or the other to be the man who the team builds around.
“I think you need two strong goalkeepers, but then you have to choose a starter,” Di Michele suggested. “You need a reference point, if you don’t have one it can cause problems for the team.”
“Then you have to make choices based on what you see every weekend,” he continued. “We saw Samir grow and we knew who he was and what he could become. He’s a silent captain who knows when to speak and the right things to say to the team.”