Sime Vrsaljko in doubt against Tottenham
The curse continues. The combination of Sime Vrsaljko and Croatia seems not to be particularly lucky lately and Inter are getting hit by this spell. The right back was at Humanitas clinic in Rozzano yesterday after leaving the game against England just after 26 minutes. Immediately after that match, Vrsaljko reassured Inter that it was just an annoyance and the substitution was precautionary.
But the results from the exam are worse than expected: Sime’s injury is a strained left thigh and “his condition will be re-evaluated in the coming days.” Such bad news for Luciano Spalletti right in a three-week period that could be decisive for the ambition of his club. The Croatian will definitely miss the next game against Frosinone but it is now difficult to imagine his availability at Wembley once more against Tottenham in the Champions League.
Vrsaljko’s first season at Inter, so far, has been conditioned from the very beginning by a troubled right knee injury which occurred during the World Cup. That problem relapsed again in September in Spain-Croatia. From there on, Vrsaljko was forced to miss six games between Serie A and Champions League, returning to the field before October break at SPAL (an assist to Icardi). That was his first 90-minute game in an Inter shirt which was followed by the derby and the trip to Lazio.
The Croatian defender seemed to return to excellent levels. Too bad that his muscular problem is likely to give Spalletti a big headache because in the right back role, there is only D’Ambrosio.