Spalletti: Radja Nainggolan back in the Inter squad to face Empoli

FOOTBALL-Nairobi, Kenya 28 December 13:35 GMT

Radja Nainggolan will be back after facing disciplinary action before the boxing day fixture on the weekend with Inter boss Spalletti welcoming the midfielder back to the fold against a former club Empoli.

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“I’ll evaluate things because I need to see the players in training again, so little time has passed so there will probably be some changes from the last starting XI.” He was quoted by Football Italia

Spalletti a former Empoli Coach, praised the side and warned his charges of the collective qualities

“I took my first steps in football at Empoli, I’m always glad to come back because seeing that team again always tells me something new.

“It’s clear that going to play against them now will not be an easy task because it’s a team that has both individual and collective qualities.

“As a footballer and now as a Coach I know what Empoli can give players in terms of motivation.

“As I said before Chievo, if we don’t put all our qualities on the pitch it’ll become difficult, and probably the recent incidents, where a young lad lost his life, will weigh on the players a bit.

“We need to reset though, because we need to win this game.”

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