Pavard wants to start in derby after the break

Benjamin Pavard wants to start in the Milan derby after the international break. After constant negotiations, the French defender came to Inter towards the end of the transfer window. The Nerazzurri were after him as they needed a replacement for Milan Skriniar. He moved to Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer. Now Pavard is part of the squad, and he is eager to start or contribute in one of the biggest games in Serie A, the Derby della Madonnina.

Simone Inzaghi pushed Inter to make this signing as he needed a center back on the right side of the back three. Matteo Darmian has been playing in that position, but he can operate in other roles as well. Pavard has better defensive qualities and wants to take on the challenge to face Leao. The AC Milan talisman will play as a left forward, as he inverts towards the center. So Pavard will be matched against him and will have to match Leao’s pace and positioning.

Pavard wants to start in the Milan derby after the international break

Inter will face AC Milan on 16th September after the international break, and Pavard will have time to settle into the club. However, it will be a tough challenge as the Rossoneri are also enjoying the perfect start to the season. Inter are ahead of their city rivals on goal difference, while AC Milan have faced relatively tougher opponents. So Inzaghi could start Darmian, who has done well in this position. Pavard can come from the bench when Inzaghi will need more cover at the back.

Deschamps believes Pavard will excel at Inter, and the French manager would like to see him play in a different role. Pavard usually plays as a full-back for France, but for Inter, he would have to play in the back three.

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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