Bastoni: ‘Happy to be back’

Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni was ‘happy to be back’ in action against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Wednesday.

The Nerazzurri centre-back tested positive for coronavirus on international duty with Italy U21, but recovered last week and was back in the squad in the 2-2 draw with Gladbach in the first Champions League match of the season.

“I’m happy to be back on the pitch, but it’s a shame about the result,” Bastoni wrote on Instagram. “We still need to work and improve a lot.

“Now, we focus on Saturday.”

The 21-year-old replaced Ivan Perisic after 79 minutes at San Siro last night and had played 2 games in Serie A before testing positive for the virus.


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