Alexis Sánchez is one of the most fit players for ‘calcium’ after the break caused by the coronavirus. The Chilean took advantage of the confinement in his country to recover his physical tone once his ankle problems at the beginning of the season were overcome and he has returned as a motorcycle to the point of becoming the figure of this Inter who, five days after the end of the Serie A, is ready to dispute the ‘scudetto’ to Juventus, leader with a 6 point advantage.
Only surpassed by Cristiano Ronaldo
Since the Italian championship resumed on June 20, Alexis has participated in 8 goals (2 scored and 6 assists) and only Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses him, with 9 (7 and 2). He is undoubtedly going through the best moment since he arrived at Inter last August on loan from Manchester United.
His speed and continuous mobility throughout the attack front remind us of the best Alexis, that winger who stood out in Udinese and led Barça to incorporate him in 2011 for 26 million euros. So much so that Inter will try to incorporate him as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want him on the United roster.
The best Alexis since the 2016-17 campaign with Arsenal
Alexis has had 6 assists in the last 7 games and a total of 8 since the start of Serie A. He had not given as many since the 11 that he totaled in the 2016-17 season, being the star of an Arsenal that Barça had arrived at in 2014. That course scored 30 goals in the computation of all competitions.
In January 2018 he arrived at Manchester United, but his time at Old Trafford was disappointing and now, at 31 years old, he resurfaces at Inter thanks to an Antonio Conte who bet on him last summer and now returns his confidence after three months of absence, from October to January, due to an ankle injury.
He is a recovered player, with adequate hunger
“He is a recovered player, with adequate hunger. He has suffered a lot, now he is fine, it is an extra weapon for us ”, the always demanding Conte praised him with satisfaction on Thursday after 0-4 to bottom club Spal with a goal (the third of the season) and an assist from Alexis . On Monday, at 3-1 Torino gave two goals, but above all created up to 10 occasions, a fact that shows that he feels comfortable.
Holder instead of Lautaro Martínez
Conte has not hesitated to include Alexis in the starting lineup in place of Lautaro Martínez in a couple of games, although Romelu Lukaku’s muscle injury has led to the Chilean and Argentine attacking tandem in the last two games.
Manchester United have agreed to extend their loan until August 6, one day after Inter-Getafe of the round of 16 of the Europa League in Gelsenkirchen. “I hope it continues,” asks Conte. Both clubs did not include a purchase option in the loan agreement and now they must agree on an amount (the English value it at 20 million euros) so that the ‘Wonder Boy’ is one hundred percent ‘Nerazzurro’.