Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi feels that despite the contract situation of defender Milan Skriniar, the player remains as focused as ever.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia ahead of this evening’s Serie A clash with Empoli, via FCInterNews, the coach stressed that he is happy with what he continues to see from the 27-year-old in training, and that the club are working to resolve his situation.
Reports emerged last week that Skriniar has decided not to extend his contract with Inter.
This could well mean that the former Sampdoria defender will leave for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Accordingly, there could be some worry that Skriniar’s focus could drift from the Nerazzurri as his time at the club gets closer to an end.
However, from the perspective of his coach, this is not the case.
“I’m totally calm, I just watch him play and train,” Inzaghi said of the Slovakian.
“He looks focused as ever to me,” he continued, “he still wears the Inter shirt.”
“He also has the captain’s armband, to me he looks very calm.”
“Beyond that, the club are resolving his contract situation one way or the other,” the coach said, “but what matters to me is the pitch.”
Of the warm reception that the team are getting at the San Siro after winning the Supercoppa Italiana, Inzaghi said that “We promised before Christmas that we’d do everything we can to give them something to celebrate, we’re glad.”
“Now we have to be totally switched-on for what promises to be a tough match,” the coach added.
Asked what he expects from forward Joaquin Correa, who starts against Empoli, Inzaghi said that “I have high expectations from all my players.”
“We’re in the midst of a busy period now,” the coach added, “we’re coming off a big match in Riyadh and now we face a match that will be anything but simple.”