Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar is planning to play against Torino in this weekend’s Serie A clash so that he can build up match-fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Man City later this month.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper report that the 28-year-old could come on as a substitute against City as he did against Porto.

Inter defender Skriniar has made just one appearance since the end of February. This came in the second leg of the Nerazzurri’s Champions League semifinal second leg against Porto.

Skriniar came on during the second half of that match, with his team leading 1-0 on aggregate.

It was only a brief substitute appearance from Skriniar. However, the Slovakian helped his teammates see out the result to move on to the quarterfinals of the competition. The former Sampdoria defender caused further damage to his existing back injury.

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However, Skriniar has received surgery on his back problem, an issue with his lumbar spine. Now Milan Skriniar is fit. Accordingly, Skriniar should be fit to make an appearance against Torino on Saturday.

The defender’s goal is to get some playing time against the Granata. That way, when the Champions League comes around on June 10, he will not be going into it entirely “cold.”

Skriniar is hoping that, if the team need him to come on and help see out the result as he did against Porto, he will be able to.

However, the 28-year-old will hope to be more match-fit than he had been against Porto.

Whereas the cameo appearance in Portugal came at a cost to Skriniar, he wants to be at his best physically to do the same against City.