Legendary former Nerazzurri defender Beppe Bergomi feels that Romelu Lukaku should be the striker to start ahead of Edin Dzeko in the Champions League final against Man City next month.
Speaking to Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, via FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri legend also suggested that Inter will go into the final with more mental freedom than their opponents City will.
The biggest decision that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi will have to make in Istanbul concerns who starts in attack.
Whilst it is taken for granted that Lautaro Martinez will start in attack, Inzaghi will have his choice of two very different options to pair alongside the Argentine up top.
So far, Dzeko has started all of Inter’s knockout clashes in the Champions league. However, Lukaku has certainly been giving Inzaghi a difficult decision to make with his performances in Serie A recently.
For his part, Bergomi feels that the coach should make a bold decision with his selection in Istanbul.
Bergomi: Lukaku Should Start For Inter Vs Man City
The former defender noted that “Inzaghi’s most recent decisions would seem to indicate Dzeko,” will start.
“But in this case, I think Lukaku should start to give the team more of a threat in behind,” he continued.
Responding to the idea that Lukaku could start on the bench but come on as a substitute, Bergomi said “We don’t need to think about what the match will look like in the sixtieth minute. We should try to create it from the first minute.”
As for the Nerazzurri’s chances against City, Bergomi said “I’d say 65 percent for them 35 for us.”
“But we don’t start it beaten.”
“The English have everything to lose,” Bergomi noted. “And Guardiola himself has been chasing the trophy since his days with Barcelona.”
“He’s already shot himself in the foot on several occasions,” he said of the Man City coach.
Bergomi argued that “Inter will go to Istanbul with more mental freedom than City.”