Inter Milan will hold their annual club Christmas party on December 13th after their Champions League match against Real Sociedad.

This according to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

With the holiday season now in full swing, it won’t be long before Inter hold their annual Christmas party.

Naturally, the gathering is a rare occasion for the players and staff to turn some of the pressure off during a demanding fixture list.

Moreover, the Christmas party has played host to some memorable speeches and addresses.

In the December 2018 Christmas party, club President Steven Zhang gave a speech where he promised that the Nerazzurri would return to winning trophies under the ownership of Suning.

The President’s words proved not to be hollow. Within months, Antonio Conte was at the club.

Between Conte and Simone Inzaghi, Inter have indeed won trophies.

The Nerazzurri have won the Serie A title and both of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana on two occasions each.

Moreover, the team have reached the Europa League and Champions League finals.

Inter To Hold Club Christmas Party On December 13 After Real Sociedad Clash – Steven Zhang Absent

This time around, however, Inter President Zhang will be absent.

Last year, the President was in attendance.

In fact, Zhang got something of a mixed reception for a joke about the Nerazzurri’s difficult financial situation that he made during his address to the players and staff.

In any event, the President will not be at the gathering this time around. At least not in person.

Zhang is still in China, where he is attending to other business matters.

The Inter President has not been in Italy since the start of the current season.

In any event, the celebration will take place on December 13th.

Fitting the event in is of course not easy, considering the frantic fixture list and training schedule.

But the club have decided to hold the party the day after the team’s final Champions League group stage match of the season, against Real Sociedad at the San Siro.