Former AC Milan striker Alessandro Matri believes that Inter have improved thanks to the upturn in form of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in recent weeks.

Appearing as a pundit for Italian television broadcaster DAZN yesterday, and as reported by Milan based Inter Milan news-site FCInter1908, Matri argued that Croatia international Brozovic had returned to his best after a difficult season plagued by injuries.

Matri suggested that Brozovic ought to partner Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Milan on Wednesday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan dropping to the bench instead.

“Since Brozovic came back, Inter have held possession and are playing better,” the ex-Juventus and Sassuolo striker declared.

“Calhanoglu has the numbers, goals and assists and has a certain weight. With both on the pitch, the team is improving a lot in handling the ball. I would keep Mkhitaryan out against Milan.”

Brozovic has made 24 Serie A appearances for Inter this season, as well as a further six in the Champions League and two in the Coppa Italia.

The former Dinamo Zagreb midfielder has been hampered by injuries, with a thigh strain on international duty in September ruling him out for almost two months, and a muscle injury in Croatia’s 3-0 World Cup semi-final defeat to Argentina delaying his return to action in the new year.