Keisuke Honda only returned to Italy from Australia yesterday but it’s reported that he will be deployed from the first minute against the Eagles.
The future of Inzaghi is possibly at stake when Milan face Lazio at San Siro in the Coppa Italia quarter final and it looks like Pippo will be able to count on Keisuke Honda, who finished his international commitment (after missing a decisive PK).
Honda returned to Italy yesterday at 07:00 but was already on the Milanello pitch for training at 08:30. La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that the ‘ exemplary professional’ as Inzaghi called him, is going to be put immediately in the starting XI but it remains to be seen what game system he’ll play in: 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. In case of a 4-2-3-1, Van Ginkel, Muntari and Essien will be fighting over the spots.
Mexes will once again be in the starting XI (he’s expected to get a 3-5 match suspension but it’ll only be in the league) alongside Adil Rami (favourited over Alex). El Shaarawy could recover in time but Giacomo Bonaventura will be out for the next 15 days at least, according to La Gazzetta.