Inter have been left very annoyed by the fact that defender Milan Skriniar chose to meet with Paris Saint-Germain’s club doctors who assessed his back injury.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri have one or two questions about the player’s focus over the rest of the season after his fitness was assessed by his next club.
On Monday, prior to meeting up with the Slovakian national team squad where he confirmed that he will play no part in the international break due to a back injury, Skriniar made a brief stop in France to a sports injury clinic around 150 km south of Bordeaux.
There, he met with members of PSG’s medical staff, who looked at the back injury which has caused him to miss the past four Serie A matches with Inter as well as the two EURO 2024 qualifiers Slovakia play during the international break.
The purpose of the visit, the Gazzetta note, was clearly to give the Parisian club a sense of the player’s fitness in view of next season when he is set to join.
From Inter’s perspective, this is a source of irritation as it would seem to show that Skriniar already has one eye clearly on next season in Paris.
This would indicate not just that there could be some mental distraction but also that he may choose to preserve his fitness for PSG rather than giving his all for his current team.
In any event, Slovakia’s national team doctors also looked at the Inter defender’s injury, confirming the presence of a back injury as well as suggesting that it was a serious injury, which also annoyed Inter.
Now, the 28-year-old is back in Milan where he is working on his recovery from injury, but it is far from certain when he will be back, and even the Champions League quarterfinal first leg away to Benfica is far from certain in this respect.