Stramaccioni prepared for defining Inter week

The Italian coach says his side have undergone meticulous preparation ahead of a fixture pile-up of three games in seven days, starting with Sunday's clash with Fiorentina
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni says he has left no stone unturned in his bid to prepare the Nerazzurri for a defining seven days.

Fiorentina are the opponents on Sunday, followed by a Europa League clash against Neftchi Baku four days later, before the week concludes with the first Milan derby of the season a week on Sunday.

"We have a tough week ahead but the best thing we can do is take one game at a time," Stramaccioni told reporters at a press conference.

"We're taking each match as it comes, although obviously the coach has to consider other factors such as training cycles and the time needed for players to recover."

Stramaccioni also had good things to say about Inter's next opponents Fiorentina, who are currently managed by close friend Vincenzo Montella.

"Fiorentina are in great form. They're playing some excellent football and with just a bit more luck they might have found themselves in an even higher league position than where they are now," he added.

"We will have to be at our best to beat this Fiorentina side."