Inter host mid-table Genoa at the San Siro on Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to just three points.
The Nerazzurri are currently riding a wave of momentum domestically with a six-match winning streak that has included a derby day win over Milan and an impressive away victory against Lazio.
With a potential win turning up the heat on a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Juventus side, here’s a look at how Inter could potentially line up.
3. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Samir Handanovic (GK) – The Slovenian shot stopper has been one of the best goalkeepers in Serie A for a long time now and is into his sixth season at the club.
Kwadwo Asamoah (LB) – After leaving champions Juventus at the end of last season, the versatile Ghanaian has become a fixture at left-back for Inter and has impressed with his attacking contributions.
Miranda (CB) – The Brazilian has proved himself to be a reliable centre-back at this level and has an exceptional reading of the game.
Milan Skriniar (CB) – The 23-year-old has been very impressive for the Nerazzurri since his arrival from Sampdoria in 2017 and has attracted the attention of many of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Sime Vrsaljko (RB) – A shrewd loan acquisition from Atletico Madrid, Vrsaljko has just begun to settle into new surroundings and should feature at right-back on Saturday if manager Luciano Spalletti opts for a back-four.
Joao Mario (CM) – On loan at West Ham last season, Mario has returned to Italy and fought for a place in Spalletti’s side. After an impressive display against Lazio, Mario will likely once again deputise for the injured Radja Nainggolan.
Marcelo Brozovic (CM) – The creative hub of the team, Brozovic takes on more responsibility at club level than he does when playing alongside Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic with Croatia.
Matias Vecino (CM) – The hard-working and tough tacking Uruguayan has been a regular for Inter and scored the dramatic comeback winner against Tottenham in the Champions League earlier this season.
1. Wingers & Forward
Ivan Perisic (LW) – One of the best players in Serie A, the Croatian is as dynamic with the ball as he is without it and offers an invaluable goal-scoring threat whilst playing out wide.
Matteo Politano (RW) – One of Spalletti’s trusted lieutenants this season, the man on loan from Sassuolo offers a great work ethic for his side along with his good dribbling skills.
Mauro Icardi (ST) – The heartbeat of both the team and the club, Icardi is the symbol of Inter. Adored by the fans, the Argentina striker carries the weight of the football club on his shoulders as he looks to help Inter claim their first Serie A title in almost ten years.