Italy coach Luciano Spalletti will be heavily relying on Inter Milan stars in tonight’s Euro 2024 qualifier against North Macedonia.
The Azzurri will host their opponents at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome in the penultimate matchday of the European qualifiers.
The Euro 2020 winners risk missing out on a spot in next summer’s tournament.
Spalletti’s men must boost their chances with a win over the Macedonians who have cemented themselves as Italy’s ultimate Bete Noir in recent years.
Nevertheless, the decisive match will ensue on Monday, when the Azzurri clash heads with their direct challengers Ukraine on German soil.
But in the meantime, Spalletti must kickstart his international break with a win over North Macedonia.
According to FcInterNews, the Italy boss will field four Inter Milan stars in his starting line-up.
While Alessandro Bastoni returned home with an injury, three of his Nerazzurri teammates will start at the back.
Francesco Acerbi will marshall the backline while Federico Dimarco and Matteo Darmian occupy the fullback slots.
Juventus defender Federico Gatti will be an opponent next weekend, but tonight, he should join the Inter trio in defense.
Inter Milan Stars Barella, Acerbi, Dimarco & Darmian Should All Start For Italy Vs North Macedonia
Moreover, Nicolo Barella should earn a spot in the middle of the park. The 26-year-old will most likely feature alongside the experienced duo of Jorginho and Giacomo Bonaventura.
As for the attacking trident, Giacomo Raspadori should spearhead the formation flanked by Domenico Berardi and Federico Chiesa.
Italy Probable XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Darmian, Gatti, Acerbi, Dimarco; Barella, Jorginho, Bonaventura; Berardi, Raspadori, Chiesa