Against Lugano will be like a rehearsal, do not expect a spectacle immediately. It'll be chance for fans to see new faces from Lazaro to Sensi and Agoume
It will not be truly the first because it will be more like a rehearsal to mold the team, to correct mistakes. And so, fans should not expect to see a real spectacle.
Inter debut today in the Casino Lugano Cup but only do so with six days of double training in the legs and maybe even a morning session early on Sunday (unless Conte decides to rest them). They will also do so with short-handed squad due to vacation and the newly open transfer market.
Perisic will in the midfield, wide on the left in the new five-man line. Due to the absences of Icardi and Politano, Inter will start Longo, blossomed in the club’s youth sector but has not done so with the first teams. Next to him is the 2002-born Sebastiano Esposito who seems ahead of Argentinian Colidio.
Fans should also see new faces such as Valentino Lazaro (in competition with Candreva for the starting spot), Stefano Sensi, and Lucien Agoume. Last year, Inter won 3-0 thanks to the first goal as Inter player of Lautaro Martinez. Seven thousand fans, penalties in case of a tie and the first showcase of the 3-5-2.
INTER (3-5-2) Handanovic; Ranocchia, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Gagliardini, Sensi, Brozovic, Perisic; Longo, Esposito.
LUGANO (3-5-2) Baumann; Kecskes, Maric, Daprelá; Lavanchy, Rodriguez, Custodio, Vecsei, Aratore; Bottani, Gerndt.