Inter wing-back Denzel Dumfries feels that he has developed tactically thanks to his time at the Nerazzurri so far.

Speaking to Dutch news outlet Voetbal International, the 25-year-old hailed the impact that training and playing for Inter has had on his understanding of the game and especially the 3-5-2 system.

Dumfries had some experience playing as a wing-back before joining Inter in the summer, having played the role under Dutch national team manager Frank de Boer at times.

However, the bulk of his experience came playing in the full-back role in a back role under various PSV managers, a tactical system which is more customary in the Netherlands.

It was always clear that the Dutchman would be asked to play the wide role in the 3-5-2 system empolyed by Simone Inzaghi at Inter, and it also always looked likely that he would have to adjust and learn to play the position.

In his first few months at the club Dumfries was in and out of the team and didn’t always show consistency in the demanding two-way role, but he has made himself an important part of the team in recent weeks.

“I want to play at the World Cup,” he stated. “Whether to do it in a 4-3-3 or a 3-5-2, I don’t care.”

“Whatever the head coach wants,” he added “I know that tactically I understand this latter system better now.”

He explained that “I can also benefit from it in the national team. I find it strange that there are people in the Netherlands who still think this is not an attacking system.”

“At Inter we have to keep the rest of the defense organized and we have to do it by attacking,” he explained. “This is also possible with the Dutch national team.”