Sky: Giroud favourite to start against Inter with Ibrahimovic unlikely to be at 100%

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently unlikely to be fit enough to start the derby against Inter on Saturday evening, according to a report.

The Swedish striker has not yet disposed of the inflammation in his Achilles tendon that forced him off early in the game before the before the break against Juventus, meaning he must continue to work in the gym and not on the field with the rest of his team-mates.

Manuele Baiocchini spoke on Sky (via MilanNews) about the choices that head coach Stefano Pioli is likely to make, reporting that Giroud will play as the starter because Ibrahimovic did not train on the field today.

As a result, it is hard to imagine that he can return and be fit enough to start in the derby, even though his condition will not be known until a few hours before the match. Giroud is doing well and has been training all week, and he will have an extra motivation because it is the first match he would play against Inter.

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  1. GIROUD will not let anyone down .He is now fit again
    and the goals will come ..Technically the man is still brilliant ..I would love to see Rebec start alongside him .This match against inter will be great ,and of course we are capable of beating anyone .I have full confidence in this AC Milan team.

    1. I wish I had your confidence in him. I wish he had your confidence in him. And above all, I wish I am wrong, but I don’t think him being the starter will end well for us.

      1. Giroud is okay. I actually prefer he starts.

        I hope Ibra doesn’t make it for the game, so that Lazetic can make his debut from the bench.

        I hope Pioli makes the right choice in team selection and tactics. Milan can beat Inter comfortably. All the best. Forza Milan!

  2. Giroud up front Leao LW Rebic AMF and Saele. at RW, we need more shots directly at goal , (enough with the headers which we will have plenty of) those direct shots are way harder to clear by the defense . And Rebic,unlike Krunic will drift to the center of the pitch when Theo makes his runs. Krunic basically clogged up everything.

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