The victory against SPAL was a great one but it must be left behind because there are many more important matches coming up already int he next 7 days.

On Thursday, Inter will host Eintracht Frankfurt in the return-leg in the Europa League round of 16. This is going to be a very difficult challenge for two reasons: the Germans are a good side and they will have plenty of fans (13 thousand) in the stadium to push them on. The second, probably the biggest one, is that Luciano Spalletti is forced to deal with an extremely shorthanded squad.

Gagliardini, Joao Mario and Dalbert are not on the UEFA list so they won’t be available. Asamoah and Lautaro Martinez are suspended. There’s more: Brozovic, Joao Miranda and Nainggolan are hurt and will not play. And of course there is always the situation of Mauro Icardi whose return seems to be far away.

“There will only be 11 players, besides the goalkeepers. And of these 11, at least a couple are not in their best physical condition but there is no way around it,” said the Gazzetta dello Sport.

Source: GdS

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