While Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi continues to rotate his line-up, the trio of Lautaro Martinez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Hakan Calhanoglu remain undroppable.
The Nerazzurri are currently challenging on several fronts while playing twice per week. Thus, the manager has been utilizing his squad depth to keep his troops fresh.
For instance, regular starters Nicolo Barella, Marcus Thuram and Federico Dimarco all started on the bench in Tuesday’s Champions League encounter against RB Salzburg.
Nevertheless, three players remain indispensable in Inzaghi’s starting line-up, explains Il Corriere dello Sport via FcInter1908.
As the source tells it, club captain Lautaro Martinez along with key midfield duo Calhanoglu and Mkhitaryan have been playing almost non-stop.
In Hakan’s case, he only missed the UCL clash against Real Sociedad due to an injury. The Turkiye international started all other fixtures this season.
Calhanoglu has thus far featured for 900 minutes across all competitions. Nevertheless, 34-year-old Mkhitaryan has earned even more minutes (916).
The former Arsenal and Roma star has been playing a pivotal role in the middle of the park. Despite the arrivals of Davide Frattesi and Davy Klaassen in the summer, he remains an undisputed starter for Inzaghi.
Inter Milan Trio Lautaro Martinez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan & Hakan Calhanoglu Remain Indispensable For Simone Inzaghi
Finally, Lautaro Martinez only started from the bench on a single occasion this season. That was the away fixture against Salernitana.
Ironically, this proved to be his finest outing, as he ended up scoring four goals after coming off the bench.
Therefore, the source expects the trio to feature as starters in the club’s upcoming fixtures, starting with Sunday’s top clash against AS Roma.