Inter midfielder Kristjan Asllani is excited to play for the first major trophy of his career in the Supercoppa Italiana against AC Milan, but doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews, the Albanian noted that the feeling of playing in a match like this will be new for him, but stressed that the team must prioritize their Serie A clash with Hellas Verona on the weekend first.

Inter have only just went through a gruelling two-hour Coppa Italia round of sixteen tie against Parma, their third match in a week, but they already have more challenges to think about.

The team are now only a week away from their clash with city rivals Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana match in Saudi Arabia, their first opportunity to win silverware this season.

Before facing the Rossoneri, however, the Nerazzurri host Verona in a match where they’ll feel that three points are a virtual necessity in order to keep their Serie A title hopes hanging by a thread.

Reacting to last night’s nervy late win over Parma, Asllani said that “This win was important, we knew that the first match in this competition is always the more difficult.”

“We did well to turn it around after a tough first half, and we deserved the qualify for the next round,” he continued.

“Now we have to focus on Verona,” Asllani said, “since we’ve already dropped several points in the league, we have to win to get ourselves back into the title race.”

And looking ahead to the match against Milan next Wednesday, Asllani noted that “I’m not used to playing in matches like that so I’m excited, but first we have to think about Verona.”