Argentinian hopes to continue improving fitness levels.
Inter striker Rodrigo Palacio has revealed that a game against Juventus is never just a friendly ahead of their International Champions Cup meeting.
The two Italian giants will meet in Miami on Tuesday as they look avoid finishing last in the tournament after suffering heavy defeats in their last games.
While Inter were defeated by Valencia, Juventus suffered a loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Galaxy as results continue to be hard to come by for the Serie A sides in the USA.
However, while Palacio has revealed it has been difficult thus far in playing catch-up with sides at a much more advanced stage of their pre-season schedule, the game against Juventus represents more than just a friendly.
“It’s always a big occasion when you play Juventus and hopefully we’ll do well,” the Argentine told Inter Channel as reported by Football Italia.
“Neither side has done brilliantly in their recent friendlies and that just goes to show how difficult it is to manage a heavy workload and obtain results straight away.
“We’ve been working very hard and our legs are heavy, but we have to keep on the way we are.”
Inter have also been struggling with the formation change that has been deployed under new coach Walter Mazzarri, as he looks to install a three-man defence which brought him great success during his time at Napoli.
While Juventus are undoubtedly favourites to lift a third consecutive Scudetto this coming season, it is expected to be a transitional year for Inter who still await news on the potential takeover bid of wealthy Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir.