The champions of Europe and South America with their mates from next week In the test against Modesto’s team he could play a piece of Lukaku
Only those three are missing, those who on 11 July became champions of their continent and who will rightly end their holidays last. From next Monday, Barella, Bastoni and Lautaro will be in Appiano to complete, net of the transfer market, the group on which Simone Inzaghi will have 19 days to work in view of the debut in the league, with Inter opening the dances on Saturday 21 August, at 18.30 against Genoa. Getting out of the blocks well will be essential for the Italian champions, who will then look for an encore at Verona (Friday 27, 8.45 pm) before the break for the national team. Because at the resumption the Champions League will also start, the days of which will be drawn on 26 August.
From today Inzaghi also has the Lukaku totem, the South Americans Sanchez, Vecino and Vidal, as well as Perisic, who returned after compatriot Brozovic because in full European he was positive at Covid. In yesterday’s test with the Pergolettese De Vrij, Brozovic and Calhanoglu were definitively included. It is not to be excluded, thanks to the form in which he presented himself after a super active summer, that Lukaku can already play a piece in the friendly against Crotone (likely live TV) which will be played at Pinetina on Wednesday at 6pm. With Dimarco that if he will play on the left with Perisic, the three Champions will fill a gap in each department compared to the eleven that Inzaghi has in his head.
One per department
Yesterday to complete the defensive wall with Skriniar and De Vrij was Kolarov. Dimarco was also tried in that role against Lugano. But the very titular on the center left is the 22-year-old Bastoni, fresh from renewal after a season of vertical take-off between psychological stability, tactical application, physicality and ability to set. The future is also his in the national team, despite being closed by Chiellini and Acerbi at the European Championship. Given the agreement cemented in the championship race with the defense teammates, this however is the department on which the new coach will have to work less, without prejudice to the synchronisms with the outsiders, they are destined to change.
Bull with doubt
Similar speech could be made for the attack, with Lukaku and Lautaro whose understanding is recognized all over the world. But in Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 the movements (especially for the tips) are less codified than in Conte. So the new coach can’t wait to train the two satanassi. Although Lautaro always hangs over the issue of renewal and the risk that with an offer “to Hakimi” he too will be sold. Certain figures (70-80 million), however, at this moment can only be put on the table by PSG and some Premier clubs. The situation is different for the Spaniards, with Atletico and Real for now committed to thinning out their respective squads. But there we return to the renewal discourse, because with the current contract expiring in 2023 the Colchoneros could go on the assault in twelve months, with Inter in a less strong position.
Englishmen on a stretcher
The English (Liverpool and Arsenal), on the other hand, have already shown up for Barella. The four-lunged midfielder is now a certainty. But he is also the captain of the future, so unless there are sensational twists he will not move. Even with his agents, however, it will be necessary to sit around a table, because if the time limit does not worry, the current salary of 2.5 million must certainly be adjusted. Meanwhile, his return to Appiano will allow Inzaghi to oil the mechanisms in midfield, waiting for the agreement – more than with Brozovic – with Calhanoglu. Two very different midfiels that could make Inter’s fortunes.
July 26, 2021 (change July 26, 2021 | 15:26)
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