Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has no lack of confidence in summer arrivals Kristjan Asllani and Raoul Bellanova, but is waiting for the right time to give them their chance to shine in the team.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the coach has been wary of potentially giving the pair the wrong introduction and will identify what he feels is the ideal situation in which to hand them their first starts.
Asllani and Bellanova are the two members of Inter’s senior squad not to have received a start yet this season, excluding third-choice goalkeeper Alex Cordaz.
Moreover, neither of the duo have been used much from the bench, with their time on the pitch in Serie A totalling less than thirty minutes each after six matches played.
This has naturally led to some questions about Inzaghi’s trust in the two young players, both of whom arrived in the summer to inject some quality and freshness into the squad depth and potentially grow for the future.
The coach is in fact happy with what he’s been seeing from both Asllani and Bellanova in preseason and training, but unlike with very experienced summer arrivals like Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, he feels that if they aren’t introduced into the team in the right way, their progress in the team could be derailed virtually before it has begun.
Accordingly, Inzaghi is waiting until he feels that circumstances allow for the young players to make their starting debuts and shine without enormous pressure on their shoulders.