The schedule that Inter Milan will follow to next month’s Champions League final against Man City has been revealed.
Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, report that the Nerazzurri will arrive in Istanbul on June 8, two days prior to the final at the Ataturk Istanbul Stadium.
Everything is all confirmed – Inter and Manchester City will face each other for European club football’s biggest prize.
The final will be at the Ataturk Stadium on the tenth of next month, a Saturday.
Now, a little more than three weeks away from the match, Inter’s schedule for the week before that match has been made clear.
Inter Milan To Train In Italy Then Fly To Istanbul Two Days Before Man City Clash
According to Tuttosport, Inter’s plan is to train in Milan for most of the week prior to their match against City.
The Nerazzurri’s final Serie A match of the season will be just under a week before the Champions League final. Inter will be in Turin to face Torino on June 4, a Sunday.
After that, Inter will have six days in which to prepare for the final against City.
According to Tuttosport, the Nerazzurri will spend the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh working at their official training centre in Milan.
Then, on the eighth, the squad will travel to Istanbul. There, they will get settled in, get a sense of the Ataturk Stadium, and continue training for the final.
Additionally, the Nerazzurri coach and players will do their media duties whilst in the Turkish capital.
Jose Mourinho Had Inter Travel Even Earlier During 2010 Treble Season
As Tuttosport, Jose Mourinho’s Inter had travelled to the final even earlier when they won the Treble.
In the 2009-10 season, the Nerazzurri coach decided to arrive in Madrid on the Wednesday before the final rather than the Thursday. This was because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland which had made air travel unreliable.
Barcelona had famously had to travel to Milan by coach during the first leg of that season’s semifinals. Mourinho wanted to make sure Inter were in Madrid with plenty of time to spare so they could settle in.
However, no such concerns are affecting the Nerazzurri this time around.