The match with Catania draws closer, but Ranieri is still confused about who will be deployed in attack. The news of Diego Forlan, who has suffered a muscle injury in the match between Uruguay and Paraguay, reduces the choice, but increases the chance to see Mauro Zarate on the pitch from the first minute,. The Argentine striker is second in the coaches plans, who preferred, at least in the beginning, to start with Forlan and Milito or Pazzini, or as has happened in Moscow, Pazzini-Milito.
Since Ranieri has sat on the Inter bench, Zarate has not palyed much but he could be in the starting line up at Catania. Ranieri has seen him play well in training and is ready to trust him, from the first minute, although the precedents are not encouraging. At the beginning of the season Zarate played from the beginning only against Palermo and Trabzonspor and in both cases they suffered defeats.
The Argentine must prove to be concrete and decisive on the pitch. To scale Rainier’s hierarchies and to give credit to the words of Moratti, who considers him a first choice.