Inter will have to play seven games across 22 games when they return from the international break, and head coach Simone Inzaghi must rely on his entire squad to get through the hectic period.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who report that the coach will face the challenge of competing on multiple fronts with little rest, and must find ways to use all of his players’ contributions to avoid exhaustion during the period.
The Nerazzurri had also played a similarly packed schedule of matches after the last international break, but this could be even more demanding given the level of tiredness already in the team at this stage of the campaign.
Massive Serie A matches against Lazio and Juventus bookend a Champions League clash with Sheriff Tiraspol from which the club will feel that they must get their first win in the Europe’s top competition in the Nerazzurri’s first three matches back, and the last match of the busy period will be a Milan derby.
The team will only have a couple days of rest between matches at a point where they will face some of their most significant test and must work to keep their foothold in two major competitions, so Inzaghi’s task will be to find a balance between putting out strong teams and avoiding exhaustion as he picks his teams.
To do so, the coach will need to look to exploit the squad depth at his disposal as much as possible, both from the start and from the bench.