André Onana’s promotion to first-choice goalkeeper at Inter will be confirmed with another departure against Barcelona, according to Italian media
Andre Onana’s new status as Inter’s first-choice goalkeeper is set to be confirmed with another start tonight against Barcelona.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome newspaper Corriere dello Sport, which reports that the confidence to start such an important game will spell another giant leap for the 26-year-old in his Nerazzurri career.
The Champions League has already been where Onana has had the chance to prove himself this season.
The Cameroonian hadn’t started in any of the Nerazzurri’s first league matches but made his debut against Bayern Munich.
Inter didn’t win that game, but Onana impressed, and so was given new opportunities against Viktoria Plzen and then Barcelona last week.
The Nerazzurri won both of those games, and the feeling was that the goalkeeper deserved some of the credit for making them a stronger unit at the back.
As a result, Onana got his first Serie A start this weekend against Sassuolo.
The 26-year-old put in a solid game, and the feeling is that from now on he will be the expected player ahead of Samir Handnaovic.
Against the Catalans tonight, Onana will therefore have the opportunity to prove even more what he already showed against the same opponent at San Siro a week ago.