Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has explained his reason for starting Carlos Augusto in this evening’s Serie A match against Fiorentina.
The Nerazzurri coach spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInter1908, ahead of this evening’s Serie A match.
As far as Inzaghi’s lineup decisions against Fiorentina, a couple of the big selection decisions were more or less necessary.
Both of Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu are both out through suspension.
Therefore, Davide Frattesi and Kristjan Asllani both get rare starts in Serie A.
But as far as the left-wingback position, Federico Dimarco is not absent through either injury or suspension.
Therefore, it does come as something of a surprise that Inzaghi has opted for Augusto on that flank.
Particularly given that Inter have had nearly a full week to rest after the Supercoppa Italiana final against Napoli. And will have a further week to rest ahead of next Sunday’s match against Juventus.
But as far as Inzaghi is concerned, there is no reason why he shouldn’t start the Brazilian.
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Inter coach Inzaghi explained that “Carlos is doing very well.”
“I decided to make some changes,” he continued.
“We played some intense matches in Saudi Arabia,”
Inzaghi continued that “I changed it up a bit. It was the right thing to do.”
The Nerazzurri coach noted that “Both Acerbi and Dimarco are in good condition.”
“I have to try to use all the players at my disposal, who are all giving me a great response in training.”
And Inzaghi also gave his thoughts on midfielder Asllani.
“He’s having a great run here at Inter,” he said of the Albanian international.
“There’s a top player ahead of him here in the pecking order,” the coach went on, referring to Calhanoglu.
“But whenever he’s called upon, he always does his part. And he’ll do so again this evening.”
And as far as the draw from Juventus yesterday, Inzaghi just said that “We have to focus on ourselves.”
“We can’t be thinking about any theoretical numbers in the tables or games in hand. We just have to take it one match at a time.”