Inter have gotten themselves back on track somewhat with their last two wins over Torino and Viktoria Plzen, but they will find their apparent recovery tested much more sternly in the not-too-distant future.

This is the view of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who suggest that the Nerazzurri’s form can only really be judged after they get through some of the matches they have coming on either side of the international break.

Torino were a tough match for the Nerazzurri, who left it late to find their winner in a match that had pushed them physically, and Plzen also gave them plenty to think about with a committed defensive performance.

However, Sunday’s match against Udinese could be tougher than either of these given that Inter find themselves playing away to a team who have won their last four in Serie A, and then things won’t get any easier side on the other side of the international break.

Roma in Serie A and then Barcelona in the Champions League will be key fixtures for determining whether the Nerazzurri have really put the early struggles that saw them lose to Lazio, AC Milan, and Bayern Munich behind them or whether this recovery has been a bit of a mirage.