Inter defender Federico Dimarco has expressed his feelings about playing for the Nerazzurri, with the 23-year-old stating that being an Inter player is a source of pride for him.

Speaking to Inter TV, as reported by FCInterNews, the player talked about where he feels that he is in his career and opened up about how he feels he has developed recently.

The Italian returns from a season on loan with Hellas Verona where he impressed last season, and he talks about how the experienced developed him as a footballer, singling out Verona head coach Ivan Juric for praise.

Dimarco returns to Inter with the hopes of competing for a place in the first team, with the defender currently in training with the rest of the squad and new head coach Simone Inzaghhi.

For him, carving out a role in the first team would mean more than just success on the pitch, as he is also a lifelong Inter fan and contributing to the success of the team he supports would mean something special to him compared to playing for another team:

“I have come through all the levels of the Youth Sector here, I am an Inter player. I used to go to the stadium to watch Inter matches, since I was 2 years old. For me, this shirt is certainly not the same as the others.”

On his time at Verona he said the following:

“More than my abilities, it was thanks to the team and the coach who gave me so much confidence. We worked a lot on the defensive phase, I played as centre-back and wing-back. Now I can happen to cover several roles, it is not a bad thing to be flexible.”

Speaking about the preparations for next season in training he had this to say:

“We are working hard and preparing for the season as best we can. We have to work hard to get off to a good start. There is a great desire to start fresh.”