Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi will reportedly replace his compatriot Nicolo Barella in the Serie A encounter against Torino.
According to Sky Sport 24 via FcInterNews, Barella has returned exhausted from the international break.
The 26-year-old started in Italy’s routing 4-0 over Malta at the San Nicola Stadium in Bari. He remained on the pitch for 65 minutes.
The former Cagliari man then played the entire match at Wembley. The Azzurri suffered a 1-3 defeat at the hands of England in the Euro 2024 qualifier on Tuesday. Barella didn’t perform at his best during the match.
Therefore, the source expects Inter coach Simone Inzaghi to rest the Sardinian midfielder. The manager has a host of options to choose from in the middle of the park.
The report believes the 47-year-old to give the nod to Frattesi. The former Sassuolo man has thus far made eight appearances for Inter across all competitions since joining the club in the summer. However, only one of those outings were from the start.
Inter Milan Midfielder Davide Frattesi Will Replace The Tired Nicolo Barella In The Weekend Encounter Vs Torino
The 24-year-old contributed with a goal in the 5-1 demolition of AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina. He also provided the equalizer for Lautaro Martinez’s late equalizer against Real Sociedad in the Champions League opener.
Speaking of the Nerazzurri captain, the source expects him to spearhead the club’s charge on Saturday against Torino.
On the injury front, only Juan Cuadrado and Marko Arnautovic remain in the pits. The Colombian is aiming for a return next weekend in the clash against AS Roma and Romelu Lukaku.
As for the Austrian bomber, he’s targeting a comeback in the reverse Champions League fixture against RB Salzburg on November 8.