Stefan de Vrij has now officially been presented as an Inter player and firstly spoke on the impact he believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus will have on Inter’s season.
“It’s a good thing for Italian football so I’m happy but I’m focused on Inter, we’ve just started, we want to prove ourselves, there are lots of ambitions and we want to keep growing.”
The Dutchman proceeded to discuss his arrival at the club and the controversy that surrounded him during the final game of the season that saw him give away a penalty that helped Inter on their way to a win that resulted in them qualifying for the Champions League at the expense of the Aquile.
“I picked Inter because of the faith the club put in me, nobody wanted me as much as they did. I believe in the project and we have the same objectives in the team, I’m convinced that I’ve made the right choice.
“I was sorry for how the last game went but I communicated my decision with them 2-3 weeks before the last match and everyone who knows me has should have no doubts about my personality and dedication. I said goodbye to Lazio and they wished me good luck. The past doesn’t change, I look in the mirror and I’m at ease, I know that I gave everything I could in those years, right until the end.”
de Vrij, who has signed a five year contract, also spoke on which system he would rather play in and personal goals for the coming season.
“I have no preferences, I have played in both a three and four man defence and I feel good in either it all depends on what the coach prefers to use.
“The aim is to play and win as many matches as possible with this shirt and for this team. We are Inter, we have big goals and we want to prove ourselves. I look to set an example in how I work, I’m positive and I smile in the dressing room and I look to help my teammates when I can.”