Edin Dzeko is still the favourite to start for Inter Milan in the Champions league final Man City, but Romelu Lukaku also has a real chance.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
In recent matches, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has rotated the team significantly from match to match.
This has meant that over the weekend, it has been Lukaku and Joaquin Correa who have led the line. Then, during the week, Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez have played from the start.
As a consequence, whilst Lukaku has tended to play in the league, Dzeko has been the starter in cup competitions.
The Bosnian former Roma and Manchester City man continued this by starting in the Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina.
However, for the Champions League final in Istanbul, Lukaku will certainly want to start. The 30-year-old could be thinking that he has a chance of overtaking Dzeko to be in the starting lineup.
Dzeko Still Ahead Of Lukaku To Start For Inter Vs Man City
According to the Gazzetta, it is true that Lukaku’s chances are getting higher of starting against City.
The Belgian’s form has been steadily improving over the past few weeks.
Lukaku has looked to be one of Inter’s outstanding performers in Serie A over the last month and a half of the season.
Moreover, the Gazzetta note, even though Lukaku has yet to start in the Champions League knockouts, he is the only Inter player to either score or assist a goal in all of the group stage, the round of sixteen, the quarterfinals, and the semifinals.
Accordingly, there is a real chance that the Belgian could convince Inzaghi to start him in the final. He’ll have a few more training sessions in which to do so.
However, according to the Gazzetta, Dzeko remains favourite.