Andrea Stramaccioni acknowledged that Inter Milan have a number of concerns as he prepares for the final match of the year against Genoa this weekend.
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Stramaccioni, speaking to Mediaset, said the number of likely absentees, through injury and suspension, could pose significant problems as he considers his team for Saturday's game at San Siro.
He said: "It will be an important match but, unfortunately, we're not in great shape. We lost Yuto Nagatomo and Luca Castellazzi last night in the Coppa Italia game against Verona and there are a few other injuries. Should Fredy Guarin's suspension be upheld then we'd be a bit short in midfield too seeing that Esteban Cambiasso isn't fit either.
"I want to see a great Inter against Genoa because we could start the second half of the season, or at least get to Christmas, in second place."