Inter Milan wingback Denzel Dumfries will make his return to the pitch in Sunday’s big showdown against Napoli.
The 27-year-old skipped the midweek Champions League encounter against Benfica in Lisbon.
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi fielded a second-string line-up having already booked his place in the Round of 16.
But while regular starters like Lautaro Martinez, Marcus Thuram and Nicolo Barella entered in the second half, Dumfries wasn’t even present.
The Dutchman missed the trip to the Portuguese capital due to fatigue.
Nevertheless, the former PSV Eindhoven man appears to have regained his optimal physical condition during the week.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, trained regularly on Thursday along with his teammates.
Thus, the source expects the Netherlands international to reclaim his usual starting berth on the right side.
On Wednesday, Matteo Darmian covered on the right wing while Juan Cuadrado took his place in the second half.
But with Dumfries back in action, Darmian will drop back to the three-man backline.
Inter Milan Wingback Denzel Dumfries To Return For Serie A Showdown Vs Napoli
This season, the Dutchman has further consolidated his role as a regular starter in Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 formation.
The wingback has also been efficient in the final third. He contributed with two goals and three assists in 12 Serie A appearances, in addition to an assist in his three Champions League outings.
Dumfries joined Inter in the summer of 2021 as a direct replacement for Achraf Hakimi who signed for Paris Saint-Germain.
The Rotterdam native has a contract with the Nerazzurri valid until 2025, but the two parties on working on extending their collaboration.