Turin based newspaper TuttoSport has named Inter’s upcoming fixtures during the Christmas period as “The stress test” as the Nerazzurri will face in order Sassuolo, Milan in the Coppa Italia and then Lazio a day before New Years Eve, before going to Florence on January 5th.
Tuttosport reported that “Spalletti’s formation started to show signs of difficulty with Pordenone in the Italian Cup when he lined up the second team. The match though ended in favor of the Nerazzurri but it took more than 120 minutes to beat a Serie C team. The real bad news came at the end of the week with the first loss of the season, at home against Udinese at the San Siro. A defeat which might have given Napoli and Juventus some advantage for the title race. Inter’s performance against Sassuolo, Milan and Lazio may give us a direction for how the rest of the season will continue under Luciano Spalletti.”