Inter wing-back Denzel Dumfries feels that he is settling in well at Inter and in the city of Milan, and he credits his club and international teammate Stefan de Vrij for his growth.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the Nerazzurri’s match against Lazio yesterday evening, the Dutchman explained that he is also learning to speak Italian more fluently.
Dumfries arrived at Inter from PSV in August, and while he was not immediately put into the starting eleven given that he had not arrived fully fit and needed time to get up to speed tactically and with Serie A, he showed enthusiasm right away.
The 25-year-old’s work is starting to pay off, and he looks more like a Nerazzurri player when he is on the pitch, and as he explained, he also feels this way and is happy with the club and with the journey that he has embarked on.
He acknowledged that de Vrij is important to his growth, stating that “I think that if he hadn’t been here I would not have understood a lot. My agents have helped me a lot, but certainly De Vrij is very important to me because he translates in Dutch and also helps me in training when I don’t understand something.”
“But now I’m starting to understand Italian, I’m starting to understand some things by myself,” he explained.