Inter wingback Denzel Dumfries feels that playing for the Nerazzurri has allowed his game to grow, particularly in terms of his tactical understanding of football.
Speaking in a press conference with the Dutch national team, as reported by FCInterNews, Dumfries reflected on the development he’s experienced over the last season since joining Inter from PSV last summer.
Dumfries came in as the Nerazzurri’s designated replacement for Achraf Hakimi following the Moroccan’s big money move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
The Dutchman did not immediately settle in to a starting position ahead of Matteo Darmian and had some tentative early performances, but he really came into his own around December of last year and hasn’t looked back.
The 26-year-old was a key man for the Nerazzurri in many matches, as he grasped the way that coach Simone Inzaghi wanted him to play his position very well.
“I’ve developed tactically,” he explained, “in Italy you can see that matches are decided by that aspect. I’ve taken quite a few steps forward in this sense, this has made me stronger.”
“I have to show this with the national team,” he went on. “I’m proud to be here every day, I want to keep improving.”