Inter leave out key duo
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Edgar Davids and Alvaro Recoba have been left out by Internazionale.Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini has surprisingly chosen to omit Edgar Davids and Alvaro Recoba from his UEFA Champions League match against Porto.
Mancini has opted to leave Davids and Recoba behind - prompting rumours that he was unhappy with their performances in the 1-1 draw with Udinese.
Davids has suffered something of a torrid time since arriving at Inter, with the Dutchman not happy that he is not the key player he thought he would be.
Recoba's omission is somewhat surprising bearing in mind the injury crisis amongst the squad's other strikers.
Star man Adriano's form has suffered of late and he cannot seem to get back amongst the goals, whilst Christian Vieri is struggling with a back problem.
Obafemi Martins is still recovering from a kidney infection, whilst Julio Cruz is not yet at full match fitness.
Mancini's decision could well have repercussions in the summer, with Davids unlikely to choose to remain and Recoba also likely to attract interest from those watching the situation with interest.