Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar will now not put on the captain’s armband, supervisor Simone Inzaghi mentioned on Saturday, with the Slovakia worldwide set to run down his contract and go away the Serie A membership at no cost on the finish of the season.
Skriniar, who has made almost 250 appearances for Inter since becoming a member of the membership in 2017, was linked with a January transfer to Paris St. Germain however the two golf equipment didn’t work out a deal earlier than the switch window closed on Tuesday.
Inter had reportedly rejected bids of greater than 50 million euros ($53.97 million) final 12 months however will now lose the 27-year-old at no cost within the shut season.
“I do not judge his choices, but I judge the man and the player. He is a wonderful guy, he works very well every day. He will probably be a starter in the game,” Inzaghi informed reporters forward of Sunday’s derby in opposition to AC Milan.
“Regarding the captain’s armband, we have hierarchies. Because of what happened, Skriniar will no longer be the captain, but it was discussed quietly with the club and the boy.
“The captain is Samir Handanovic, then there are also others like Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez.”
Inter are second within the standings – 13 factors adrift of runaway leaders Napoli — whereas Milan is fifth, two factors behind its metropolis rivals.
Milan haven’t gained in 4 league video games and had been crushed 3-0 by Inter in Italy’s Supercup, however Inzaghi will not be taking issues evenly in opposition to the league champions.
“Well, clearly derbies are all stories in themselves. In this year-and-a-half we’ve played so many, six of them. The cup matches allowed us to win two important trophies, the league games were disappointments,” he mentioned.
Milan have gained their final two Serie A derbies in opposition to Inter and wish to make it three in a row for the primary time since 4 straight league victories between 2002 and 2004.
After Milan prevailed 3-2 within the reverse fixture again in September, they might additionally do a league double over Inter for the primary time because the 2010-11 marketing campaign.
“Derbies are special matches,” added Inzaghi. “Milan is in a moment that is not positive, but we’re talking about the Italian champions which made it to the Champions League last-16 after a long time.
“They have quality and I respect it a lot, we know that we will find it in a particular moment… We will need a lot of running and determination, along with a lot of focus.”