Thursday, January 19, 2012

Adam Digby: Ranieri must make call on Sneijder

The form of both Ricky Álvarez and Inter Milan over the past month is largely and undeniably due to the coaching influence of Claudio Ranieri. But while the displays of the Argentinian starlet must be a fantastic source of pride for the man giving him his chance, they seem set to provide the former Roma and Chelsea boss with his biggest dilemma since arriving at the Giuseppe Meazza back in September. With Wesley Sneijder fit again and in contention for the starting role his undoubted talent demands, seemingly the most natural decision for Ranieri would be to return Álvarez to the bench and restore the player who has become the teams leader over the past few seasons. While the influence of the ageless and incomparable Javier Zanetti cannot be understated, it has been the talismanic performances of the Dutchman that have provided the catalyst for much of the success enjoyed by the Nerazzurri in recent seasons.

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