?Inter travel to London this week for a crucial Champions League tie against the in-form Tottenham Hostpur.
The Nerazzurri have already beaten the north London giants in this season’s competition, and go into Wednesday’s game knowing a win would secure their place in the last 16.
Here’s how they could line up on Wednesday night.
3. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Samir Handanovic (GK) – The 34-year-old is into his seventh year at Inter and continues to impress between the San Siro posts. He has played every single minute of this year’s European campaign, but is yet to keep a clean sheet in the tournament.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (RB) – With World Cup finalist Sime Vrsaljko ruled out through injury, 30-year-old D’Ambrosio will start. He will have a tough assignment, however, against Spurs’ tricky wingers.
Stefan de Vrij (CB) – The Dutch defender is yet to lose a Champions League game this term, having sat out their 2-0 loss at the Nou Camp. He and fellow centre back Skriniar will have the unenviable task of marking one of Europe’s most prolific goal scorers in Harry Kane.
Milan Skriniar (CB) – The aptly named Milan Skriniar has played every minute of Inter’s Champions League campaign this term and has submitted some steady performances. However, he will have one of the greatest tests of his young career on Wednesday night as he will attempt to restrain Tottenham’s free-flowing attack.
Kwadwo Asamoah (LB) – The versatile left back is also yet to miss a minute of Inter’s European ventures and has seemingly secured his spot on the left side of the defence. The Ghanian has previous experience of Champions league football whilst with Juventus and will need all of his European know-how to help eliminate Tottenham’s attacking threat.
Matias Vecino (CDM) – The Uruguayan midfielder opened his Champions League account against Wednesday’s opponents on matchday one, as he headed home a 92nd minute winner. He also grabbed an assist in Inter’s 2-1 win over PSV.
Marcelo Brozovic (CDM) – Another of Inter’s Croatian World Cup final brigade, Brozovic comfortably situates himself in front of the back four, providing cover for his companions. His immense range of passing allows him to start attacks from deeper positions and is a crucial component in this industrious Inter midfield.
Matteo Politano (RM) – The Sassuolo loanee has displayed impressive form in Serie A so far, scoring two goals already this term. However, he has struggled on the elite European stage and, despite appearing in every game, is yet to contribute a meaningful stat, which the Italian will hope to put right on Wednesday night.
Radja Nainggolan (CAM) – Despite his recent International troubles, the former Roma midfielder has enjoyed his debut season at the San Siro so far. He has already opened his Champions League account, scoring against PSV, but his absence was clearly felt as he was sidelined for the Nerazzurri’s trip to the Nou Camp.
Ivan Perisic (LM) – The third World Cup finalist in this star-studded Inter team, Perisic provides his side with pace and power down the left wing. Disappointingly for the Croat, he has failed to find the net so far in the Champions League but will look to put that right against Tottenham on Wednesday.
Mauro Icardi (ST) – The Argentinian forward has been the stand-out player for Inter this term. He has already scored against every opponent in Group B, including a goal of the tournament contender against Tottenham. He has also netted seven times in Serie A this year and will be relied upon to help grant Inter safe passage into the knockout phases of the Champions League.