Against the Tuscans there will be no Brozovic due to disqualification, but other holders should also rest. Here’s who they are and who the technician could focus on
The eighth of the Coppa Italia scheduled for Wednesday night against Empoli is the best opportunity for Inzaghi to show that “everyone is really doing their part and feeling fully involved”. The Nerazzurri coach underlined this in the latest press conferences to explain how to face a hellish cycle like the one Inter have been subjected to since the beginning of the year. Against the Tuscans there will be a way to demonstrate it concretely with a revolutionized (or almost) formation. Those who have played more so far will be able to rest, while those who have played less will have the opportunity to show off. Brozovic, the second most used field player so far behind Skriniar, will certainly recharge his batteries: the Croatian must serve a disqualification that hangs from the last edition, missing for the first time this season after 28 consecutive games as a starter and 2,345 ‘already on his legs . Inzaghi will define the starting eleven only tomorrow, but he will certainly work in every department.
CHANGE IN SIGHT
The changes will start from the defense, where there is a Skriniar already burdened by 2.370 ‘in the field. The Slovakian is the only one of the starting defensive trio to have played all the first three matches of the year, including extra time against Juventus, so the rest period seems almost obvious. Perisic is also close to the threshold of 2,000 minutes, who Inzaghi perhaps needs to manage more than any other because (together with Brozovic) he lacks a substitute. The coach still has the Dimarco option, the one used since the beginning of the season and in the finals of the latest clashes with Lazio and Juve. But Inzaghi also needs to let Bastoni catch his breath, the fourth for accumulated minutes, and the former Verona certainly cannot double. In midfield, in addition to Brozo, another owner could also rest between Barella and Calhanoglu: the logic would have it the first, already squeezed extremely, but for Inzaghi it would be a heavy renunciation in light of the few alternatives available. The Turkish, on the other hand, is just back from being replaced with Atalanta in the 62nd minute and (also thanks to the disqualification granted against Lazio) has enough fuel to start from the beginning.
Finally, you also change in sight in front, where Inzaghi should rest Dzeko but not Lautaro. In fact, Toro played only 10 minutes in Bergamo and, thanks to the warning in the league, could rest the next day with Venice to avoid disqualifications in view of the subsequent championship crossings against Milan and Naples. Of the so-called reserves, therefore, the most serious candidates for a starting shirt against the Tuscans are therefore Dimarco (to be understood whether as a defense arm or left winger), D’Ambrosio (which would be confirmed after the brilliant test against Atalanta) , but also one between Vidal and Gagliardini (the second favored), while in attack he paws Correa. Tucu are looking for a new opportunity to raise their heads and rediscover the goal that has been missing since October 31, also because in the meantime he has slipped behind Sanchez in the manager’s hierarchies. From the double to Udinese, for the former Lazio seven appearances and 306 minutes of fasting with the addition of a thigh injury that knocked him out for a month. From the challenge with Empoli, Inzaghi permitting, his recovery can start.
January 18 – 13:10
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