Inter boss Simone Inzaghi won't give up on the Serie A title just yet

Inter Milan head coach Simone Inzaghi hopes to have a fit squad of players available when his charges resume their Serie A title challenge.

The Nerazzurri remain in contention for the Serie A as they are in fifth position after 15 games, 11 points behind league leaders Napoli.

The unusual timing of the World Cup break has made Inter's fitness matters more complicated as they aim to keep players match fit with friendlies, while hoping those taking part in Qatar stay injury free.

"This break is new for everyone. We've drawn up a plan to ensure that we're in the best shape possible when we resume," Inzaghi told the official Inter website.

"The guys are working well, and we need to hope that we don't pick up any injuries and that those who were injured before the break can return in the best possible fashion.

"It's going to be a very demanding month. We'll be involved in the Supercoppa, which means a lot to us, but first there will be the league.

"So far, we've seen that winning ten out of 15 games isn't enough; a very high standard has been set. We need to try to do even better and pick up more than 30 points in our next 15 games because, at the current pace, a 30-point tally wouldn't be enough."

Asked whether Inter are still aiming to catch Napoli at the top of the Serie A, Inzaghi added: "It's what we're hoping to do. In the early part of this campaign, there are four or five teams who have performed similarly and then we have Napoli, who have made a fantastic start and opened up a gap.

"However, there are 23 games to go; there's still time and we'll need to resume in the best way possible."

Inter will host Napoli in their first game back after the break on January 4.

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