In the first half of the season, Miranda started 7 games: the most important was his very last one against Juventus. Then there was the trip to Rome against Lazio, the defeats versus Sassuolo and Atalanta, the victories against Sampdoria, Cagliari and SPAL. In the Champions League, he played twice in the starting lineup against Tottenham and Barcelona, the rest was on the bench.
“One like me should always play,” he said a few months back. This same idea was reiterated in a private meeting with those at the top of Inter. The Brazilian has an expiring contract at the end of the season and he wants to end there because Miranda is ready to leave. The exit of the Champions League, in itself, will reduce even further his possible minutes.
Inter, in the meantime, see the situation differently: Spalletti considers the 34-year-old is a reliable, safe and necessary resource that the team has. He is, in fact, the only alternative to the starting center backs in Skriniar and De Vrij since Ranocchia has not even played a minute this season. But the club will try to please the player by letting him go, only if there is an alternative at equal quality. The hypothesis of bringing Godin to Italy now is not doable.