Inter isolate Handanovic and four others until Derby day reports Sempre Inter via Sport Mediaset. The move comes amidst the five positive cases among players the Nerazzurri are dealing with. All of the positive players tested positive while on international duty. Nerazzurri captain Samir Handanovic is very essential to the squad. And so are the other isolated players which include Young, Ranocchia, Padelli and new signing Darmian.
Inter are taking precautionary measures with these five players. None of the aformentioned players were called up by their national teams. Thus, they were among the minority who were training with the club until the news broke. Inter will take on Milan in Derby della Madonnina on 17th October. The Nerazzurri have an unbeaten record against the city rivals since 2016. Inter are among the frontrunners to win the Scudetto and beating an so far unbeaten Milan side is top of Conte’s list. The former Italy boss has lost his preferred defensive duo (in the back-three) in Bastoni and Skriniar to the virus. The two will not recover in time to take the pitch on 17th.
Inter isolate Handanovic and four others in a desperate bid to keep competing for the title
Handanovic and the others will be staying at Inter’s training center. The measure is a very desperate one but also equally necessary. The Serie A protocol requires clubs to play a game as far as they have thirteen players available including one goalkeeper. And a club cannot request to postpone a game unless they have more than ten positive players.
If you’re a Nerazzurri fan, you’re feeling it right now. The club are on a historical juncture where they have probably the best shot to reclaim their glory after a dark decade. The steady rise that spans over the last four seasons has brought the club this far. And then there’s a deadly virus trying to take it all away from Inter. Inter isolate Handanovic and four others in desperation. If the Nerazzurri go on and win this season, this incident will be in the history books.