Lazio midfielder Toma Basic will make his first Serie A start in today’s game against Inter.
As announced on Lazio’s Twitter page earlier today, coach Maurizio Sarri has given the 24-year-old Croatian midfielder the nod over Spanish playmaker Luis Alberto, who will start the match on the bench.
Lazio (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Adam Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Patric, Elseid Hysaj; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Toma Basic; Pedro, Ciro Immobile, Felipe Anderson.
Sarri is hoping that the squad bounce back from their painful 3-0 loss against Bologna before the international break, with the return of Simone Inzaghi to the Stadio Olimpico being a motivating factor for the players.
Inter have started their season well under the 45-year-old Italian coach, remaining undefeated in their first seven matches. They have won all but two games so far, dropping points in draws to Atalanta and Sampdoria.