Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi will keep Alessandro Bastoni in the dugout once more while maintaining the same personnel at the back.

The Italian defender started in the rooting victory over Lazio in the semi-final of the Italian Super Cup. He played a pivotal role in the opener, before leaving his place for Stefan de Vrij in the 66th minute.

The 24-year-old then remained on the bench for the duration of the finale. He watched his teammates secure victory over Napoli with a last-gasp winner courtesy of club captain Lautaro Martinez.

The former Atalanta man was suffering from muscle fatigue in his left adductor.

The Nerazzurri have now returned from Riyadh and begun their preparations for the weekend clash against Fiorentina.

But as La Gazzetta dello Sport (via FcInterNews) tells it, Bastoni will once again start on the bench.

The source believes that Inzaghi doesn’t intend to risk his key defender. He prefers to reserve his services for the ensuing showdown against Juventus on the 4th of February which will be a direct Scudetto clash.

However, the Italy international would be ready to feature if his services are required at some point during the match against the Viola.

Inter Milan Coach Simone Inzaghi To Rest Alessandro Bastoni Vs Fiorentina

In the meantime, the manager will confirm the same defensive trio that took the field against Napoli on Monday. De Vrij will marshall the backline, flanked by Benjamin Pavard and Francesco Acerbi.

This season, Bastoni has been influential on both ends of the field, even though he has yet to register a direct goal contribution in 22 appearances in all competitions.

On another note, the pink newspaper tips Davide Frattesi and Kristjan Asllani to replace the suspended Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu in midfield.