Having worked his way back into the first team of Internazionale Milan following injury and long recuperating process, Nigerian international midfielder Joel Obi is gradually returning to the form that saw him become the toast of Nigerian fans with his Italian Serie A club.
The Super Eagles star scored his side’s lone goal in the 1-1 derby cracker with rivals Milan last weekend and followed that performance up with another superlative display in Inter’s 2-1 home win against Dnipro in an UEFA Europa League game Thursday which has guaranteed them a place in the round of 32.
And tomorrow, Joel Obi will again be available for selection as Inter go on a difficult road trip against high-riding Roma. Inter are trying to work their way up the league table where they currently occupy the 9th position with 17 points and they face a tough task against a Roma side that are 2nd on the log with 28 points.
Joel’s coach at Inter, Roberto Mancini is obviously delighted with the Nigerian star’s display and might yet deploy him in the heart of the team’s midfield in the clash with Roma. To this end, the 23-year old player would be looking to feature in what will be his 8th league game of the season.