Dumfries and De Vrij are out as Inter face injury crises

Dumfries and De Vrij are out as Inter face injury crises

Inter Milan are in the midst of a full-blown injury crisis with Denzel Dumfries and Stefan de Vrij out. The absence of the Dutch duo will hurt the Nerazzurri in defense. Both are expected to be out for around twenty days. Also, the issue is the injury to Benjamin Pavard, who occupies the right side of the defense will remain unavailable until the clash against Lazio later this month. Matteo Darmian has stepped in as the primary choice in Pavard’s absence. But he will now be faced with additional responsibilities in Dumfries’ prolonged absence.

Darmian can seamlessly fill in as a right-wingback. But the potential strain on his fitness and the unavailability of a reliable backup like Juan Cuadrado further complicates Inter’s defensive setup. The Colombian defender, signed during the summer, brings valuable experience. However he has struggled with persistent tendon problems, raising concerns about his ability to sustain a full ninety minutes. So Darmian would have to do double shifts at the flank, which could take a toll on his already busy schedule.

Dumfries and De Vrij are out

Dumfries and De Vrij are out as Inter faces problems in defense

Darmian will likely have an increased workload on the right flank. But the absence of Dumfries and de Vrij prompts adjustments in the defensive lineup too. Yann Bisseck, the Germany Under-21 defender, may see more playing time in the coming weeks. He will provide Inter with defensive coverage, but it will also pose a test of maturity for the young talent. Since Bastoni is slowly coming back to the setup, Inter will have to rely on their backup options to step up.

Darmian, Bisseck, and potentially Cuadrado will offer interim solutions. Inter will hope for a seamless transition until Pavard’s return, simplifying defensive arrangements. However, the club remains cautiously optimistic. Inter will have to take care of Darmian’s fitness and the ability of Bisseck and Cuadrado to prove their mettle in this challenging period.

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