Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti feels that there is little surprise that Nerazzurri forward Joaquin Correa as well as numerous other players have been picking up a lot of injuries in recent weeks.
Speaking to Argentine news outlet La Nacion, as reported by FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri Vice-President highlighted the significance of the packed fixture schedule in causing injuries to a number of players.
Correa was disappointed to learn that he would be missing out on the World Cup last week as an injury has caused him to be dropped from the Argentine national team’s squad.
The 28-year-old is far from the only player to be dropped from a World Cup squad over the past couple of weeks, as a number of high-profile players have been in similar situations.
In addition, the likes of Correa’s Nerazzurri teammates Romelu Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic, to name just two, are among the other players who have suffered muscle injuries in recent weeks.
“The players are facing these kinds of scenarios because they’ve been playing practically every three or four days throughout the months of October and November,” Zanetti noted.
“And they all play in teams with no option but to win, with the obligations and pressures that this entails.”
“It will be a strange World Cup because it’s never been played at the end of the year before, in the middle of the European season, with a series of matches compressed into a few weeks.”
“That’s why there’s been this serious of damaging injuries, including Lo Celso, Correa, Nico Gonzalez,” Zanetti noted. “It’s no coincidence.”