HAVING been out of action for Inter Milan in the last two Italian Serie A matches, Nigeria’s midfielder Joel Obi may have the feel of the UEFA Champions League as the Nerazzuri clash with Marseille at Stade Velodrome tonight.
Obi was benched in Inter’s 1-0 defeat by Novara last weekend and relegation-threatened Bologna’s 3-0 upset in Milan last Friday. He has, however, been listed to contest for shirt in an all important match against Marseille.
Inter has looked miserably bad in recent weeks. Having won nine games out of 10 either side of Christmas to reinvigorate their bid for a Champions League place, Claudio Ranieri’s side have hit the skids in recent weeks and have not won in six games in all competitions.
In Serie A, Inter have taken one point from a possible 15 matches- sliding to seventh place on the league – and after a 4-0 mauling at Roma, their last two games saw them lose at home.
One of the few bright spots for Inter has been the revived form of Diego Milito, 2010 UEFA attacker and footballer of the year. Milito was rested for the match against Bologna, but the Argentine has scored eight of Inter Milan’s last 12 goals in Serie A.