Inter wingback Denzel Dumfries is optimistic that the Nerazzurri can have a more positive and consistent 2023 than they have been this year.

Speaking to Dutch news outlet Het Parool, via FCInterNews, the 26-year-old stressed that the Nerazzurri can use the time off during the World Cup to regroup and come back stronger.

Inter have hardly had a bad year considering that they won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana last season and reached the Champions League knockout stage this time around.

However, slip-ups and patches of poor form meant that the Nerazzurri missed out on the Serie A title last season, whilst this time around they have fallen a long way behind league leaders Napoli.

Dumfries admitted that the team have to do better than this, but for his part the Dutchman is confident that the team have the quality and the ability to do better next year.

“At Inter we had a very inconsistent first half of the season,” he said.

“We qualified for the round of sixteen in the Champions League, but we’ve dropped too many points in Serie A.”

“The fact that there’s now a World Cup break can be used to our advantage, because it’s almost like there are two different seasons,” Dumfries noted.

“It will be different for us.”

Dumfries stressed that “Inter have to do better in the second part of the season, and personally I haven’t always been happy with my form.”

“We’ve been inconsistent, myself included,” the Dutchman stressed.

“Now it will be a different environment and we can treat it like a clean slate, that’s how it is sometimes.”