Former Nerazzurri and Tottenham Hotspur striker Juergen Klinsmann feels that Edin Dzeko should start in attack for Inter Milan in the Champions League final against Man City.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the German suggested that the Bosnian should start the match against City, and then Romelu Lukaku should come off the bench in the second half.
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has a big decision on his hands for the Champions League final.
Lukaku has been in blazing form in recent weeks, perhaps staking a claim for himself in the final.
On the other hand, Dzeko has been the regular starter in Champions League knockout matches. The 37-year-old has always seemed to give Inzaghi a reliable contribution on the biggest stage.
Both of the two strikers offer something completely different leading the line.
Klinsmann: Dzeko Should Start For Inter Milan Vs Man City, Lukaku Devastating Off The Bench
For his part, former Inter striker Klinsmann feels that Inzaghi’s strategy should be based around getting the best out of both strikers.
He feels that this would mean starting Dzeko. Then, Lukaku can be used as a substitute later in the match.
“We’re too focused on which centre-forward should start,” Klinsmann suggested. “But perhaps it’s more important to see who finishes the match. We need to think about the full ninety minutes.”
“Maybe, as has been the case so far in cup competitions, Dzeko will start,” he added. “But then from the sixtieth minute onwards, Lukaku becomes devastating. Maybe it can be a decisive opportunity for him to exploit.”
Then, Klinsmann was asked whether he expected Inter to reach this far in Europe.
“Honestly? No!” he replied.
“Reaching the quarterfinals already seemed like a great achievement to me,” he said. “But who was expecting the final?”
“The great thing is that now anything can happen,” Klinsmann noted. “City are phenomenal, but Inter almost have an advantage because they have nothing to lose.”