Inter Milan stars Davide Frattesi and Marko Arnautovic are unlikely to start in the Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan.
Both players scored braces on Tuesday, helping their respective national teams secure vital wins in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
But according to Il Corriere dello Sport via FcInterNews, their international heroics won’t be enough to sway Inter manager Simone Inzaghi.
The source expects the coach to maintain the same starting lineup from the first three matches of the season.
Therefore, Frattesi will miss out on a starting spot in the middle of the park in favor of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian will maintain his berth alongside Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella.
As for the attack, Marcus Thuram should be able to keep his starting position alongside club captain Lautaro Martinez. This comes at the expense of Arnautovic.
Inter Milan Stars Davide Frattesi And Marko Arnautovic Won’t Start In Derby Clash Against AC Milan On Saturday
The Derby clash takes place this Saturday at the San Siro Stadium. The two Milanese clubs are now leading the Serie A standings with perfect records after three rounds.
At least one of them will drop points for the first time this season when they collide the weekend.
But Although the source expects Frattesi and Arnautovic to start the big clash on the bench, they should soon earn their first start of the season.
The report tips the Italian midfielder and the Austrian bomber to earn spots in Inzaghi’s starting formation against Real Sociedad next Wednesday on the first matchday of the Champions League group stage.