Ahead of the Milan derby on Sunday, Inter defender Milan Skriniar has been stripped off captaincy by manager Simone Inzaghi.
The Slovakian has already decided to join PSG in the summer and he was keen on joining the French giants in January, but the Parisiens never met Inter’s asking price and he had to stay at the Nerazzurri.
Skriniar had not featured for the Nerazzurri in their last two games and Inter got positive results. But ahead of the derby, Simone Inzaghi spoke at the press conference and has revealed that the defender will not be Inter’s skipper anymore due to what has happened in recent weeks.
He stated (via Sky):
“I don’t judge his choices, but the man and the player, who are unique. He is a splendid boy who works well every day. He will most likely be there from the game . Captain’s armband? There are hierarchies. Due to what happened, Skriniar will no longer be captain , but we have already talked about it serenely with him.”
The Italian further stated: “Our captain is Handanovic, then it appearance-based: there are Brozovic, D’ Ambrosio, Lautaro. It will be change from time to time.
There has been speculation stating that Skriniar could be booed by Inter fans and Inzaghi stated: “The fans’ reception for him? I don’t have any message to give to the fans, I see him working every day and he works great. These things in football are now agendas and you have to get used to it.”
Skriniar’s current deal at the club runs out in the summer and he will join PSG for free. Inter had the chance to sell him for a big fee in the summer but a move never materialised, as their asking price proved too high for PSG and any other club.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN