Inter defender Stefan de Vrij believes that he has room to grow, and he wants to work tirelessly to continually improve his game and work on his flaws.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Dutch national side’s World Cup qualifier against Montenegro, as reported by FCInterNews, the 29-year-old responded responded to praise from his manager by making clear that he does not want to rest on his laurels and that his development is not finished.
De Vrij has been an important player for the Nerazzurri since joining from Lazio in the summer of 2018, with the Dutchman having been at the heart of the team’s formidable defensive record as they won the Scudetto last season.
The defender has improved throughout his time with Inter, as he had been doing while playing for Lazio and before that Feyenoord, but he does not believe that he has mastered the art of defending yet.
When it was pointed out that Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal had called him the best player in the national side, he was clear that he does not think of himself in these terms and that he prefers to work on his game and get better.
“It’s nice to hear it,” he said of Van Gaal’s praise, “but I remain critical of myself – there are still details that can be improved.”