Inter defender Stefan de Vrij discussed the Nerazzurri’s intense 1-1 draw with Lazio earlier today in an interview with Italian broadcaster InterTV after the game.
“Two strong teams met, it was a good match to watch. Two teams that tried to win and, in the end, it was a draw.”
The Dutch defender commented on the upcoming International break, and the next league game which is the Milanese derby against AC Milan.
“There are many players who go to their national team, there will be many games to play. We must try to recover energy.”
Finally, De Vrij spoke about how today’s performance was an improvement over last year’s one in the Stadio Olimpico, where the Milanese club were defeated.
“It’s true, I think we had a good match. We were missing something in the end, we tried to score more goals but, in the end, we didn’t manage to.
“We are left disappointed with the draw because we came to win and we are sorry for that.”
The 28-year-old Dutchman, who is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2023, joined the Milanese club from Lazio in the summer of 2018.
The player is a core part of coach Antonio Conte’s tactical system at Inter and was one of the strongest defenders in Italy last campaign under the 51-year-old Italian coach.
De Vrij made 46 appearances across all competitions last season, for a total of 3906 minutes. In that time, he scored four goals and provided five assists.