Inter Milan veteran Matteo Darmian is more likely to start on the flank against Udinese than his teammate Davide Frattesi.
Due to an injury crisis on the right flank, Simone Inzaghi may have to improvise new solutions.
Denzel Dumfries sustained an injury against Napoli last weekend, ruling him out of Saturday’s encounter against the Zebrette.
Normally, Juan Cuadrado would step up and cover on the wing. However, the Colombian has yet to fully recover from an Achilles injury sustained in September.
The 35-year-old has been making second-half cameos recently, but according to Il Corriere dello Sport (via FcInterNews), he’s still not fit enough to start.
Therefore, the source, like several others in the Italian press, claims that Frattesi has emerged as an option on the right flank.
The 24-year-old signed for Inter in the summer but hasn’t been able to lock himself a regular spot in the middle of the park just yet.
The Roman newspaper explains how the Italian’s running ability renders him an option for the right wingback slot.
Inter Milan Defender Matteo Darmian Likely To Start At Right Wingback Vs Udinese – Davide Frattesi The Alternative Option
Nevertheless, the report still considers Matteo Darmian as the favorite candidate to start on the right lane.
The 34-year-old has been playing non-stop recently, filling in for the injured Benjamin Pavard at the back.
But as the source explains, Yann Bisseck could earn the nod in the back three alongside Francesco Acerbi and Carlos Augusto. This would push Darmian higher up the field, placing him on the right wing.