Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi will have to make full use of his squad in the coming weeks, with the Nerazzurri boss aware of the need to preserve players’ fitness despite a gruelling schedule including the international break.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who highlight the importance of squad rotation given the number of matches ahead and the tiring schedule of the international break.
Inzaghi has had a strong start to life at Inter with two wins from two in Serie A, but he will already have a more serious challenge to face with the quick succession of games against the likes of Sampdoria, Real Madrid, and Bologna.
Much of the squad is away on international duty as the Nerazzurri manager prepares the team for these clashes, and in the case of players involved with South American national teams, they will not return until the eleventh hour.
The coach will hope to have his strongest squad available for the Champions League group stage opener against Real Madrid in particular, with Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa hoped to be fully ready.
However, across the three games and going forward in to the coming weeks competing on multiple fronts, Inzaghi will have to be mindful of not burning out his starting eleven this early in the competition.