Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi could have his hand forced with respect to the introduction of Kristjan Asllani into a regular role in the team now that Marcelo Brozovic could miss a number of matches through injury.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the coach may well have to put his faith in the 20-year-old given that Brozovic could miss out on more matches than just Saturday’s clash with Roma.
Asllani has played very little this season, as Inzaghi has evidently felt that it would be premature to put the pressure of playing regularly on the young Albanian’s shoulders.
However, it has been anticipated that the former Empoli midfielder could get his first start for the Nerazzurri in Saturday’s match against the Giallorossi given that Brozovic has picked up a suspension for that match.
The idea of signing Asllani had always been that he can be a stylistically adept backup to Brozovic, something which the Nerazzurri never really had in the team last campaign.
The 20-year-old could find himself playing beyond just Saturday’s match, however, given that Brozovic picked up a thigh injury whilst with his national team, meaning that Inzaghi could be relying on his summer signing to take up the Croat’s mantle in midfield earlier than he might have expected.