Inter wingback Denzel Dumfries feels that his first season with the Nerazzurri was a successful one even if he didn’t fully adapt right away.
Speaking to Dutch broadcaster NOS, Dumfries opened up about his experience in his first campaign with Inter after joining from PSV last summer.
Dumfries had big shoes to fill when he arrived at Inter, having been signed as a like-for-like replacement for Achraf Hakimi following the Moroccan’s big money move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In the first couple months, the 26-year-old didn’t always show everything he was capable of and was often left out of the starting eleven despite showing obvious flashes of his talent.
However, it was in the second half of the campaign, starting around December, that the Dutchman cemented his place in the team and put in a string of outstanding performances that showed how much he’d grown into the team.
“It was fantastic, very eventful,” Dumfries said of his first season at Inter.
“It was a bit difficult at first but I expected that given the change of country,” he continued, “it was the first time in my career that I had played outside the Netherlands. Then I felt really good, I felt at home. I like playing in Italy, I like the culture.