Former Juventus and Bologna midfielder Gianluca Marocchi expects that the decision whether to start Edin Dzeko or Romelu Lukaku in attack for Inter Milan against Man City next month will be “the hardest choice of Simone Inzaghi’s life.”
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInter1908, Marocchi gave his thoughts on the Nerazzurri coach’s decision in attack for the Champions League final.
So far, Dzeko has started all of Inter’s knockout matches this season.
The Bosnian former Roma and City man has been everpresent in both the Coppa Italia and Champions League since January.
At times, it has been easy to see why. Dzeko put in a MOTM display in the Champions League semifinal first leg against AC Milan.
Moreover, the 37-year-old is clearly a player who Inzaghi feels has the right qualities to knit together the attack.
Even if Dzeko’s lack of pace may be a problem at times, he seems to offer the right balance for the coach.
On the other hand, Lukaku has finally been cresting in form in recent weeks.
A stunning performance against Atalanta, marked by a goal and assist, show just what the Belgian is capable of.
Marocchi: Tough To Decide Between Dzeko & Lukaku Vs Man City
Whilst it seems clear that Lautaro Martinez will start against City, who pairs with the Argentine is anyone’s guess.
Both of Dzeko and Lukaku can state their case. Inzaghi can get something entirely different out of each of the two strikers.
Accordingly, the coach’s decision will likely be a tactical one.
Marocchi suggested that “The most difficult choice of Inzaghi’s life is looming.”
“If he doesn’t want to take a risk, go with Dzeko,” he said. “But if he’s a real coach, then go with Lukaku.”
“Brozovic too, if Mkhtaryan returns,” Marocchi noted. “The doubt may be about Calhanoglu, who is playing deep.”
“Brozovic and Lukaku are the best parts of an Inter who are playing very well,” he suggested.