For now it is just an idea, but Allegri is seriously thinking about it. El Shaarawy in the field from the first minute, in Naples. A brave choice, dictated by the many injuries. In addition to Ibrahimovic, Inzaghi and Kingsley Boateng Prince Boateng and Robinho are in doubt, with the Brazilian who even today trained separately. If they do not recover, now highly probable hypotheses, for the match of St.Paolo Allegri will only have Pato and Cassano. Plus El Shaarawy.
The player has not played a single minute with the Rossoneri in a competitive match, but after a summer of injuries and muscle problems, he is ready to have his say in a match that counts. In the friendly match against Como, ten days ago, he gave good signals. That's why in Naples he may have a chance. As playmaker instead of Seedorf, or as a second striker alongside Pato? Allegri has doubts, but the exclusion of Cassano seems a certainty, who was disappointing in Barcelona, particularly by his attitude on the pitch.
The Bari player fails to make the leap in quality. In the Champions League we saw an apathetic, drained, listless player, without ideas, almost a burden to the team, a setback four days after the great demonstration against Lazio. In this delicate phase Allegri needs quality, but also enthusiasm and spirit of sacrifice, which is why El Shaarawy is in pole position for the starting line up.