Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni will have to skip the big showdown against Napoli due to a calf injury.
The 24-year-old sustained a knock during his stay with the Italian national team in the last international break.
This saw him miss out on Italy’s last two Euro 2024 qualifiers in addition to Inter’s big clash with Juventus last weekend at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
According to FcInter1908, Bastoni will sit out yet another crucial fixture as he won’t be able to shake off his injury in time for the clash against Napoli.
The Partenopei will host the Nerazzurri at the Maradona Stadium on Sunday night. Sadly for Simone Inzaghi, he will have to cope once again without the services of his key defender.
With the Atalanta youth product out of action, Inter will again resort to the experienced trio of Matteo Darmian, Stefan de Vrij and Francesco Acerbi at the back.
The three veterans started in the back three against Juventus. In last night’s Champions League encounter versus Benfica, Yann Bisseck joined the defense while Darmian replaced Denzel Dumfries on the right wing.
Inter Milan Will Be Without Alessandro Bastoni In The Away Trip To Napoli
The Beneamata also miss the services of French international defender Benjamin Pavard. The former Bayern Munich man won’t return before several weeks.
However, Bastoni’s condition remains less concerning than his teammate’s. The Italian defender could make his return to action when Inter host Udinese on December 9th.
This season, the former Parma man has made nine Serie A appearances and four in the Champions League thus far. He’s yet to make a goal contribution