Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi wants to have a full compliment of players at his disposal against Man City.
Speaking in a press conference after the Nerazzurri’s Serie A win over Torino, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach stressed the need to have plenty of squad depth to call upon in next weekend’s Champions League final.
Inter have just one match left to go this season, although it is certainly a big one.
The Nerazzurri have a week to prepare for it. This is not a luxury that they’ve always been afforded this season.
With Milan Skriniar back in the squad, there are three players left to get back.
Inter Coach Inzaghi: Need To Have Everyone Fit Vs Man City
“I want to have everyone back fit and available,” Inzaghi said in view of the final. “Even those players who didn’t travel with us.”
“I want to have as many choices to make as possible,” he continued.
The Inter coach noted that “We’re a team who have played nineteen matches in the last two months. That’s one match every 48-72 hours.”
“A full week had gone by and everyone had recovered after two rest days,” he noted. “Everyone wanted to have an important role to play.”
Asked if he considered the win over Torino a “training match” for City, Inzaghi replied that “We played an excellent game against a top-quality opponent.”
“Toro came up against an organized and determined Inter,” he continued. “We wanted to do our best to honour the club and the fans.”
“We have consolidated our place in the table,” the coach added.
Of the performance by Torino, Inzaghi said that “They were up against a great Inter team, who could also scored a second goal.”
“In the second half we dropped deeper and they created some chances,” he noted. “They’re an excellent team under Juric, they’ve had a great season and are growing a lot.”
And about the absence of Dimardco, Inzaghi explained that “He’s not at 100%. So we preferred to leave him at home. But when training restarts he’ll be there.”