Inter boss Simone Inzaghi has said that Inter want to have a busy schedule because it means they are competitive on all fronts, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media today.

Speaking during an interview with Inter TV ahead of the match against Fiorentina on Saturday night, via FCInternews, the coach had it pointed out to him that Inter have already played 15 matches since the beginning of the year.

He responded by saying that whilst having more time to prepare is useful, being busy shows they are competing well in multiple tournaments.

“Having more days to prepare for the match certainly helps to work on situations that did not go well and on the details but we are Inter.

“We have moved forward in the Champions League, we are still in the running in the Italian Cup so that is the desire, to play often, because it means that we have been competitive throughout the year.”

The congested fixture list has meant that Inter have hit a rough patch of form in recent weeks and Simone Inzaghi said the team feels they have got less than they deserve recently.

“Without a doubt in this period there is the feeling of having collected less than what we deserved but there is the right desire.

“In these days the guys have worked very well, there is a great desire to return to the field and we will have to do it with clear minds.”

During Inter’s difficult patch of form, they have continued to play well and create chances. This is why Simone Inzaghi is less concerned than many other managers may be in the same situation.

“I would be more worried as a manager if the team did not create chances. We have to be good at directing the games in the right way, to make sure that the key parts of the game are on our side to try to better control the game.”

Inter are facing Fiorentina on Saturday evening and know that it will take a good performance to get all three points. Simone Inzaghi is impressed with the work that Vincenzo Italiano has done there this season.

“Fiorentina are in good shape and are having a good season, with a coach who has excellent ideas and gives a precise footprint to his teams. We have worked this week to be ready knowing that we will face a tough opponent.”

Six of Inter’s remaining 11 games this season are at San Siro and Simone Inzaghi wants to be able to make them proud.

“The fans throughout the season have always been by our side, always numerous at home and away and our goal is to make them happy and proud to see their team on the pitch.”