Inter central defender Stefan de Vrij has admitted that he and his teammates found themselves in immediate trouble in the 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid and it was difficult for them.
Los Blancos scored a penalty just minutes after the game started and would score a second goal via Rodrygo during the second half just moments after he was substituted on.
“The first time they found themselves in front of our goal they got a penalty. They were 1-0 up immediately and we were in trouble,” he explained in an interview with Inter’s official club broadcaster Inter TV following the full time whistle at the San Siro.
He then touched on Arturo Vidal’s sending off and the second half performance: “It was difficult after we went down to ten men. In the second half we tried, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.”
The Dutch national team player then went on to admit that there is disappointment and discussed the remainder of the group stage, which Inter need to win both games in and get a big slice of luck.
“There is so much disappointment with the result and for how things have gone in the group. There are two games left, we will try to win them.”
In conclusion the former Lazio player was asked if there is still hope despite how things have gone: “Is there still hope? Yes, but we must try to win and then hope.
“It doesn’t just depend on us, we can only think about our game and try to win that one.”