Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi will be relying on his dressing room leaders in tomorrow’s Serie A match against Fiorentina.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, highlight the importance of experience in the Nerazzurri squad to get it right in a match where the team can hardly afford any slip-ups.
Inter will be without two key members of their regular starting eleven tomorrow.
Both of Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu will be absent due to suspension.
This will mean that Davide Frattesi and Kristjan Asllani start in midfield.
That means that there will be even more pressure on some of the other dressing room leaders.
Players like Lautaro Martinez, Francesci Acerbi, Matteo Darmian, and Federico Dimarco must step up.
Inter will be missing two players at the centre of their “spine.” So the rest must work to support the younger deputies.
And there is no doubt that, apart from the two big enforced changes, Inzaghi will not be doing any squad rotation. He wants to have the tried and tested team out on the pitch otherwise.
Simone Inzaghi Relying On Locker Room Leaders In “Must-Win” Fiorentina Clash
For the Gazzetta, tomorrow’s match is just about “must-win.”
Even a draw could see Inter head into their match against Juventus next weekend three points behind the Bianconeri.
Despite Inter’s game in hand, that would be a massive blow in terms of momentum and confidence.
So Inzaghi knows what is at stake.
The Inter coach is aiming for a performance that shows that the team can remain at its highest level even with one or two key players missing.
As much as tomorrow’s match will be a test for the younger duo Frattesi and Asllani, it will also be a test of the rest of the team for how they adapt.