Henrikh Mkhitaryan is aiming to start in the Champions League final between Inter Milan and Man City.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Inter midfielder Mkhitaryan is currently out with a thigh injury.
However, the 34-year-old Armenian international is working to get back to fitness in time for the Champions League final later this month.
Mkhitaryan has played a key role for Inter so far in their Champions League campaign.
The former Arsenal and Roma man has started in all of the Nerazzurri’s knockout clashes to date. He has played against Porto, Benfica, and AC Milan.
Mkhitaryan’s goal against the Rossoneri showed just how important he is to this Inter team.
The 34-year-old provides the Nerazzurri with tactical balance in midfield. His technical ability, stamina, and reading of play have all been key to Inter’s midfield trio.
Moreover, as Mkhitaryan’s goal against Milan showed, he is an important link between midfield and attack. The Armenian’s experience as an attacking winger means that he knows how to make an impact in the final third.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Could Play Key Role Vs Man City
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi will therefore not want to be without Mkhitaryan in the final.
Whether this is from the start or from the bench, the coach wants the 34-year-old to have a role in the midfield battle.
During Mkhitaryan’s injury, Marcelo Brozovic has started regularly. Should Mkhitaryan not be fit enough to start against Man City, the Croat will start.
However, Mkhitaryan very much intends to be fit to start.
Everything will depend on Mkhitaryan’s fitness.
There is little doubt that the Armenian will be fit and available. He will return to training within the next few days.
However, Mkhitaryan will have to get fully match-fit if he is to be up to the pace of the final.