Inter Milan wingback Juan Cuadrado is in a race against time as he’s eager to make his comeback against his former club Juventus.
The two Serie A giants will cross paths for the first time this season. The Bianconeri will host the Nerazzurri on Sunday at the Allianz Stadium.
This will be a particularly special occasion for Cuadrado who donned the black-and-white stripes for eight seasons before signing for the Nerazzurri on a free transfer in the summer.
The Colombian made four second-half cameos this season and contributed with an assist.
However, he’s been struggling with an inflammation in the Achilles tendon in the last two months. While he made his return against Bologna last month, he suffered a relapse that kept him out of action ever since.
But according to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, Cuadrado is sprinting to make himself available against his former employers.
The 35-year-old has been training for the past week. Tomorrow, he’ll rejoin Simone Inzaghi’s group training with his sights set on a call-up for the weekend’s big showdown.
This greatly-anticipated clash pits the two main Scudetto challengers against one another.
The Nerazzurri are leading the Serie A table with 31 points while the Old Lady is only two points adrift in second place.
Juan Cuadrado Is Racing To Recover In Time For Juventus Vs Inter Milan Clash
The source also notes that Inter duo Hakan Calhanoglu and Alessandro Bastoni will return to Appiano Gentile today.
The midfielder left the Turkish national team camp early due to flu symptoms. However, he should be available for the weekend clash.
On the other hand, Bastoni will undergo further medical tests on Tuesday to reveal the extent his injury.
The 24-year-old suffered a knock during his stay with the Italian national team.