Inter defender Milan Skriniar could still start for the Nerazzurri in this evening’s Coppa Italia match against Atalant despite the ongoing transfer saga between he and Paris Saint-Germain.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi will assess the defender’s mentality and could decide to hand him a start despite uncertainty around his future.
Skriniar’s most recent match for Inter came in the team’s shock 0-1 loss to Empoli in Serie A.
That match saw the Slovakian sent off in the first half, and in the meantime his agent gave an interview making clear the player’s intention to leave which was released virtually concurrently with the match.
The former Sampdoria defender was not available for the next league match against Cremonese through suspension, and Matteo Darmian started in his place.
This delayed the question of whether or not Skriniar would go straight back into the starting eleven despite the links to PSG.
According to Tuttosport, however, Inzaghi would be open to allowing Skriniar to play despite the situation.
The coach is still happy to rely on the 27-year-old for the remainder of the current season, as he considers him a vital player and a model professional.
Whether this means that Skriniar will be in the starting eleven this evening amid uncertainty about whether he will even be an Inter player tomorrow, will depend on the coach.