"Speaking in a press conference after the match, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach explained the nature of the two injuries, and was relatively optimistic that they will be ready to face Lazio over the weekend.
Both of Barella and Calhanoglu started as part of what has become Inter’s first-choice injury trio this season playing alongside Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
However, neither of the pair saw out the match.
First, Barella came off the pitch in the second half as it appears as though the former Cagliari midfielder was having a bit of trouble keeping up with the pace of the match.
The 26-year-old was replaced by Marcelo Brozovic.
Then, Calhanoglu came off for Roberto Gagliardini during the closing stages of the match.
Whilst it was not necessarily obvious that the 29-year-old had been taken off for any injury reasons, a report after the match suggested that there was a potential issue with Calhanoglu‘s thigh muscles.
Given that the former AC Milan midfielder had already missed out on four matches earlier this month recovering from a thigh injury, this could be a worrying sign for the Nerazzurri.
However, for his part, Inter coach Inzaghi feels that in the cases of both Barella and Calhanoglu, there is not that much of a worry.
Asked about Barella, the coach said that “In the heat, he and Calhanoglu were a bit fatigue.”
“They just looks like fatigue,” he continued.
“The club doctor reassured me, we’ll have to wait to see in 24 hours, but there shouldn’t be any problems for Sunday.”
Of reaching the Coppa Italia final, the coach said that “We work every day to be able to enjoy evenings like this, we’ve reached a final and we know that the last step is still to come.”
“We’ve enjoyed a great evening in front of our fans, we’ve dropped a few points in the league, but to tell the truth even in our bad period the fans have always been on our sides,” he added.
Of how his team managed to avoid conceding major chances after going ahead this evening, Inzaghi said that “We’re working on having balance.”
“I have to be honest, we’ve worked well in training over the past two days, we wanted to have an evening like this in front of our fans.”
“We never allowed them territory on the pitch, we always remained switched-on, the team were desperate to get to the final.”