With Lautaro Martinez unavailable, Keita Balde will have the responsibility of leading the Inter attack against Lazio, the game in which Mauro Icardi could also be called up but there are still doubts.
According to the Corriere della Sera, “there are factors going against a Mauro Icardi call-up. First, he was out for 40 days and his condition is not great, how many minutes does he even have in his legs? The biggest question is related to playing him at the San Siro in front of the home fans after so much turmoil and rift between the player himself, coach Luciano Spalletti and the rest of his teammates. How are the fans going to welcome him back? Would a negative reception have repercussions on the team’s overall performance? But if Icardi is unable to play against Lazio, he will be there for Genoa next Wednesday. Two months together, putting aside resentment and bitterness, to get to the Champions League and then say goodbye.”