Legendary former Inter, Roma, Real Madrid, and Sampdoria forward Antonio Cassano believes that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi deserves credit for making the decisive decision to bench captain Samir Handanovic.

Speaking on Christian Vieri’s Twitch channel, as reported by FCInterNews, Cassano also suggested that the Nerazzurri coach could have another tough decision on his hands when Marcelo Brozovic is back from injury.

Handanovic started the season as Inter’s first-choice goalkeeper in Serie A ahead of Andre Onana, but over the past few weeks, the situation looks to have changed decisively.

This was a choice made by Inzaghi who has ultimately gotten past the early indecisiveness and taken the choice to build around Onana.

Meanwhile, Brozovic has been out, but rather than floundering in his absence, Inter have had an excellent balance in midfield with Hakan Calhanoglu playing in the 29-year-old’s customary regista role.

Accordingly, it is not exactly clear how Inzaghi will set the team up once Brozovic is back from injury, which does not look to be far away at all.

“Inzaghi has made decisive decisions,” Cassano noted.

“He took the captain and benched him, when people make these kinds of decisions it proves them to be courageous, they deserve credit for me.”

“I wonder what he’ll do with Brozovic on Sunday against Juventus if he recovers,” Cassano continued.

“At the moment this midfield is doing very well,” he noted, “and then Brozovic returns a month and a half later.”

“What will he decide to do? Will he put him straight back in? And if it goes badly?”

“Ever since he was at Milan I’ve been saying that Calhanoglu can play as a regista and now he’s proving it,” Cassano stated, “although Brozovic still sets the standard there.”