Inter Milan duo Federico Dimarco and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are aiming to be fit to start against Man City next weekend.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Inter are now less than a week away from the Champions League final in Istanbul.
Obviously, it is a match where Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi will want to play his absolute strongest team. This will apply to both the starting eleven, and the players who come off the bench.
In the next week, Inzaghi will use the training for the final to try and get everyone back at their best. This will mean making decisions on the fitness of a couple of injury returnees.
Dimarco & Mkhitaryan Both Keen To Be Ready For Man City
Wingback Dimarco was not not in the squad for yesterday’s Serie A clash with Torino.
The reason for this was that the 25-year-old was dealing with a bit of muscular fatigue. Inzaghi made the decision to leave Dimarco behind to rest and try to recover in view of next weekend’s final.
According to the Corriere, though, there is little doubt that Dimarco will be fit for next weekend.
The wingback will return to full training with the rest of his teammates tomorrow. Provided he shows that he is fully back to fitness, Dimarco remains heavy favourite to start against City.
Also at stake is the fitness of former Roma and Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan.
Tomorrow will be a decisive day in determining the Armenian’s condition.
Mkhitaryan is coming back from a thigh injury, which has caused him to miss several matches.
Things look optimistic as far as the 34-year-old’s return. If he looks up to speed in training tomorrow, there’ll be little question.
According to the Corriere, if Mkhitaryan is fit enough then he’ll start against City as well.