Conte put Inter to the top of Serie A, despite 16 injuries in 4 months

Antonio Conte put Inter to the top of Serie A, despite 16 injuries in 4 months

Antonio Conte‘s Inter Milan have secured top-spot of Serie A table, after trailing current champion Juventus.

Battle for Serie-A Top Spot

This is more significant as Juventus have mercurial attck-line spearheaded by Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala ayongwith Gonzalo Higuaín. This was not the sole difficulty that Conte had.

Conte’s Injury Problem

Conte had to assimilate new attack line after departure of Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic. There were changes Midfield and defence as well. But the most significant of all, was the frequent injury that his players had during last four months. Inter saw 16 injuries during this time period and 12 of his players were unavailable during this time with respective recovery time to match-fitness. Conte has to assemble his team accordingly during this period to address match-day needs.

Conte Inherited a Team in Transition

The most important partnership that Inter Milan saw is Lautaro Martínez, coming out of Mauro Icardi’s shadow and forming prolific partnership with Romelu Lukaku. with these two, they scored 18 goals out of total 31 goals that inter scored. This number is 6 more than what Juventus have scored till date (total 25).

They say that the scars should be worn as medals, a distinctive sign both of the battle or hardship that a fighter endures. It would be curious, what Antonio Conte thinks about the situation. But, certainly he is not going to cry with the injury list but to reassemble his team when they will visit Rome and Barcelona in coming weeks.

List of Inter Milan Injuries

DatePlayerInjury Estimated Recovery
July 11Matteo PolitanoResentment at the thigh flexors 20 days
July 14Valentino LazaroRight thigh resentment 30 days
August 2Diego Godín Left thigh problem30 days
August 26Stefan de Vrij Muscle resentment 15 days
October 6Stefano SensiAddition of right thigh adductors 30 days
October 12Alexis Sánchez Left ankle tendon dislocation
3-4 months
October 12Danilo D’AmbrosioPhalanx fracture right foot
30 days
October 26Matías Vecino Muscle resentment 15 days
October 29Kwadwo AsamoahKnee cartilage problem
30 days
October 29Andrea RanocchiaMuscle fatigue 7 days
November 2Roberto GagliardiniMuscle problem 20 days
November 6Stefano SensiRight thigh adductor problem
November 16Stefan de Vrij Muscle resentment10 days
November 5Matteo PolitanoLeft ankle sprain 20 days
November 23Nicolò BarellaCartilaginous fragment of the patella40-50 days
December 2Roberto GagliardiniPlant distraction right foot Unavailable