Thursday July 11 2019
Conte suffers first Inter casualty

Inter winger Matteo Politano is the first casualty of the Antonio Conte era after suffering a thigh injury.

Inter only began preseason training on Monday, but they have already lost a player to Conte’s gruelling programme.

The Nerazzurri tweeted Politano had picked up a ‘flexor strain’ in his right thigh and would be evaluated ‘on a day-to-day basis’.

He is now expected to miss their opening preseason friendly against Lugano on Sunday.

The 25-year-old recently completed a permanent move to the Beneamata from Sassuolo after a successful loan spell last season.