Now that Mauro Icardi’s two-match suspension has been upheld by the Italian FA, the question on the lips of Inter fans worldwide, is who replaces the striker in the lineup?
One player who it does not sound like will get the starting job is Gabigol. This is what Stefano Pioli said about his attacking options in his Friday press conference:
“It is not true that we don’t have a replacement for Icardi: with Andrea Pinamonti, Eder, Rodrigo Palacio and Barbosa I have plenty of options. We know what each of them can do.
Pioli has yet to hand Gabriel a league start since his move from Santos in the summer, and he remained mum on his plans to face Empoli on Sunday. Asked if Gabriel would start, Pioli said:
“We will see. We can play with a traditional centre-forward or with a more mobile player.
“Eder and Palacio both have great movement, for example. It depends on the game and how our opponents set up. I will decide on our lineup over the next day or so.”
Who do you think should start against Empoli on Sunday?