Despite being fit and ready to go, Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has insisted that Alexis Sanchez is not ready to start for his side.
Since joining Inter on loan from Manchester United in the summer, Sanchez has only featured in one game for his new club despite being available despite the club playing other four matches when he was available for selection.
Conte said ahead of Inter's match against Lazio on Wednesday night: "For him, it is worth the words I give for everyone else. When I see ready players, they will be inserted [into the starting line-up]. I have to work in the interest of Inter, not of individuals."
Happy with Squad
Despite Sanchez's lack of action, Conte went on to claim that he is happy with his squad, including some of his new additions.
“Of [Romelu] Lukaku, I have said far and wide what I think, it seems to me superfluous to repeat it again," the former Chelsea boss added.
"For the midfielders, on the other hand, I am happy. Beyond those who score, the more arrows we have available to our bow, the better. But even in the past, this is a department that has always played a fairly important and decisive role in my teams.”
Inter will hope to reclaim the top spot after falling to the second slot following Juventus win over the weekend.