Milan Skriniar could return for UCL final

Milan Skriniar could return for the UCL final as the Slovakian defender is working individually to get back in shape. The Nerazzurri have missed Skriniar’s services for around half of the season. But he could return for the most crucial game. After Skriniar agreed to join Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer in the summer, many fans do not want him to play for Inter again. Also, the French giants have been involved during his recovery process. However, if the former Sampdoria defender fully recovers, then he will be a big boost to Inter’s defense against City’s ruthless attack.

Skriniar is training alone and pushing to recover before the last match of Serie A. The Slovakian defender could get some minutes against Torino. Inzaghi would then decide whether he can play in the biggest game of the decade for Inter. Moreover, Skriniar could get a chance to bid farewell to the fans after the Torino match. The Slovakian defender is going to take a medical consultation this week in France.

Milan Skriniar could return for UCL, but do Inter need him?

The Nerazzurri have coped with the absence of Skriniar brilliantly. Matteo Darmian has stepped up to fill the void, and the Italian has been prolific so far. He has helped Inter to reach the finals and would be highly motivated to play the biggest game of his career. The manager and fans trust him, and he would be the safe choice to go ahead.

However, Inter will have a different tactical benefit if Skriniar returns. The Nerazzurri could shift Darmian to the wing-back position, while Skriniar comes in the back three. This will give Inter more defensive solidity, as Dumfries is a threat in offense, but lacks discipline in defense. The Italian manager will have a crucial weapon in his arsenal if Skriniar fully recovers.

Mangalam Pugalia: Mangalam is a football nerd who contributes as a match analyst at THE INTER WAY. He admires Antonio Conte’s system and can predict what the Nerazzurri manager will do next.
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