Not a surprise to see that neither Julio Cesar or Giampaolo Pazzini have been included in Inter’s Europa League qualifying round squad.
Both players are on their way out of Inter, and by leaving them out of the squad, they make them more attractive targets for Champions League sides.
That is why the inclusion of Maicon is a surprise. I thought Inter were trying to sell him this summer? Making him cup-tied in Europe (at least until after January) has to lower his transfer value.
Two names also missing from the squad are Dejan Stankovic and Ricky Alvarez, but that is primarily because of fitness issues.
1 Samir Handanovic, 4 Javier Zanetti, 6 Matias Silvestre, 7 Philippe Coutinho, 8 Rodrigo Palacio, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 12 Luca Castellazzi, 13 Sisenando Maicon Douglas, 14 Fredy Guarin, 16 Gabi Mudingayi, 19 Esteban Cambiasso, 20 Joel Obi, 22 Diego Milito, 23 Andrea Ranocchia, 24 Marco Benassi,25 Walter Samuel, 26 Cristian Chivu, 27 Vid Belec, 33 Ibrahima Mbaye, 42 Jonathan Cicero Moreira, 44 Matteo Bianchetti, 52 Andrea Romanò, 55 Yuto Nagatomo, 81 Samuele Longo, 88 Marko Livaja.