Legendary former Nerazzurri captain Beppe Bergomi believes that squad rotation is “the right move” for Inter Milan against Lecce.

The 1982 World Cup winner gave his thoughts ahead of this evening’s match in an interview with Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews.

Inter are expected to line up this evening at the Via del Mare with a number of changes to the starting eleven.

More than half the team will likely be different than the side that lined up against Atletico Madrid in midweek.

That will mean opportunities for a number of players who don’t start regularly.

The likes of Kristjan Asllani, Davide Frattesi, Yann Bisseck, and Alexis Sanchez are expected to start.

Naturally, this policy means the risk of the team lacking some individual quality, or the chemistry that comes from the regular starting eleven who play together frequently.

But in the view of Bergomi, this is the right time to rotate for the Nerazzurri. He believes that the squad depth is there, and that is makes sense to use it.

Bergomi: Squad Rotation “The Right Move” For Inter Milan Vs Lecce

Bergomi said that the changes to the team are “The right move. And it was inevitable.”

“Champions League matches are unlike any other matches. It’s no coincidence that Juventus had hoped to remain in striking distance until March.”

The former defender argued that “Allegri knew that the added tension and the rhythm of playing in the Champions League would be an additional weight on Inzaghi.”

“Then there ‘s also the injury to Thuram,” he noted.

Bergomi suggested that “Now the Bianconeri have fallen behind a bit. So it’s the right time to allow some players a brather.”

“Let’s not forget that there’s also the makeup match against Atalanta this week,” he added.

He said that “It’s right to give Frattesi playing time.”

“If he had gone to Milan or Juve, he would undoubtedly have played more already,” Bergomi added of the 24-year-old.

“However, the other players also deserve playing time,” he said.

“And then, with players like Lautaro, Mkhitaryan, Acerbi, Dimarco, and Dumfries starting, a certain tactical identity it will always be there”.