Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has come under criticism from Inter Milan for calling up the player who has been injured for more than a month.
Hugo Campagnaro has played for inter Milan since the end of September, but he has been used in international duty by Sabella claiming that the player had recovered. Inter Milan have released that the player has not sufficiently recovered from his injury and has just started training with his personal trainer. Hence, they feel that calling him up for international duty at this stage will threaten to spoil the recovery operation.
Inter Milan have also stated that Sabella cannot claim that he was not aware of the injury because the Italian club had made it clear to the Argentina manager. The 33-year-old has made five appearances so far for the Italian club in this season. After struggling for form in the last few seasons, the club has been doing well under the regime of Walter Mazzarri so far. They are undefeated in the last five matches of all competitions, while they are only a couple of points below table leaders Roma.
Inter will certainly not be satisfied with the explanations of Sabella since Campagnaro is one of the few experienced members of the team capable of playing in defence.
“The player has not yet trained again with the rest of the team but has only done rehabilitative training with a fitness coach. He has not been available to the coach for selection. All this information was made available to the Argentina medical staff before Campagnaro’s most recent call-up. FC Internazionale does not accept having the professional honesty of its technical and medical staff called into question,” the statement from Inter read.
The club will play against Bologna upon the return to club football following a two week break.