The Milan derby will mark the start of an extremely testing run of games for Inter and other teams across Europe ahead of the World Cup, according to a report in the Italian print media.

As has been reported by Corriere dello Sport today, there is an immense physical and mental test on the way for the Nerazzurri squad and it starts on Saturday with the Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan.

From this day until November 13, there will be a run of matches across Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Champions League for Inter to navigate before the break for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Almost every single midweek has got a fixture for Simone Inzaghi and his coaching staff to navigate. The full squad will be needed at peak fitness because the team that rotates their squad the best is likely to be the one that gets the most from this period.