Danilo D’Ambrosio feels that coming up against his old team Inter Milan as a Monza player won’t be easy for him.

Speaking to journalists present as he completed his move to the Brianzoli, as reported by FCInterNews, D’Ambrosio gave his thoughts.

D’Ambrosio officially left Inter at the end of last month.

The former Torino defender’s contract with the Nerazzurri reached its end, and the parties did not agree on a new deal.

This ended a nine and a half year association between D’Ambrosio and Inter. The former Italian international joined the Nerazzurri in January of 2014.

With D’Ambrosio available on a free transfer, a few clubs within Serie A showed an interest in his signature.

Initially, reports suggested that Lazio were strongly considering bringing D’Ambrosio in to reinforce their defense.

Then, it seemed as though newly-promoted Genoa were close to getting a deal done.

But it is in fact Monza who have completed a deal to sign D’Ambrosio.

D’Ambrosio: Coming Up Against Inter With Monza Won’t Be Easy

Now that he’s no longer an Inter player, D’Ambrosio will have to face the team that he’s played for for the better part of a decade as an opponent.

Looking ahead to that eventuality, the 34-year-old said that “Emotion will play its part, I’m a human being.”

“But I’ll have to concentrate entirely on the pitch,” he continued.

Of his Nerazzurri exit, D’Ambrosio said that “I was disappointed because I’d hoped to end my career at Inter. But that didn’t happen and I don’t bear any ill will over it.”

“I’m grateful to life for everything that I’ve had a chance to live,” he added.

As to whether he’ll celebrate if he scores against Inter, D’Ambrosio replied “No, but I’m a professional and I’ll do everything to win.”

D’Ambrosio joined Inter from Torino in January of 2014. He departs after nine and a half years, and 295 appearances.