Romelu Lukaku is set to miss the Milan derby due to a thigh strain. According to recent reports, he might not be able to recover before the big Milan derby, and Inzaghi will have to find some other solution. The Belgian has been working hard to reach the levels he had before with Inter. But it will take some time, and he is now in a new system. Inzaghi is trying to get the best out of him with the help of medical staff and physios.
Playing Lukaku in a big and intense match can be risky and lead to a serious injury. So Inzaghi will give him rest for this Milan derby but would like to have him in the Champions League games. Lukaku had some injury issues at Chelsea as well, and Inzaghi will have to manage him with caution. The Belgian forward has shown some signs of improvement as he scored his first goal on his debut. Lukaku also gave an assist on his return to the San Siro, but he had a poor display against Lazio. Now it is very unlikely for him to start against Milan, but he could return before the break.
Lukaku to miss the Milan derby due to a thigh injury
It will be a big loss for Inter as they are looking forward to one of their toughest games in the season. A win over AC Milan can give Inter a huge boost in the title race. But Inter will have to find another solution. Dzeko has not been a part of enough games and will have to step up, or Inzaghi could use Correa and Lautaro at the front.
Inzaghi will have to work on other areas as well since Lazio exposed Inter’s weakness once again. The Nerazzurri are highly vulnerable on the counter, and Leao will exploit exactly that. The Portuguese forward along with Theo Hernandez can cause serious trouble on the right flank for Inter.