Nerazzurri defender Matteo Darmian believes that Inter Milan’s solid group of players is a big asset.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of tomorrow evening’s Champions League group stage match against Real Sociedad, as reported by FCInterNews, Darmian also praised teammate Yann Bisseck.
On the one hand, Inter’s squad underwent a fair bit of upheaval in the summer.
Twelve players left, and twelve new ones arrived.
Among the players to have departed were Inter veterans such as Samir Handanovic, Marcelo Brozovic, and Danilo D’Ambrosio.
But at the same time, the team that has remained is still a cohesive group that has in many instances had several years together in which to form and develop.
And those players who came in during the summer have seemingly fit in well. Even the younger players in the team.
Matteo Darmian Praises Inter Group
“The basis for results is always the group,” Darmian said.
“Regardless of the fact that we have a number of Italian players in the team.”
“This is a healthy and well-put-together group,” Darmian said. “We have a good rapport together, and we show that on the pitch.”
“We’re on the right path,” the former Manchester United and Torino veteran said.
Of his excellent recent form, Darmian said that “There isn’t a particular secret.”
“I don’t know if this is the best moment of my career,” he added. “But I’m happy to have everyone’s trust.”
“That’s something that gives me more and more of a push.”
“When the coach decides to give me the chance to play, I always try to do better and better,” the Italian international said.
Darmian also reflected that “We tried to learn from last season’s mistakes.”
“We immediately started work in training in the best way possible.”
“We’re a great group, but it’s a long season and we have to keep going like this.”
Praise For Yann Bisseck
Darmian also gave his thoughts on young defender Yann Bisseck.
The 23-year-old arrived at Inter during the summer transfer window. He did not immediately mark in the starting eleven by any means.
But in recent weeks, Bisseck has had more and more chances.
And the young German has shone.
“Yann is a player who has great quality,” Darmian said.
“He’s young and has room for improvement.”
“From day one we tried to make him feel at home here,” the 34-year-old said.
“Because he came from a different culture.”
“He immediately made himself available to us,” Darmian said of Bisseck.
“He wants to improve. And he’s already shown what he can do when called upon this season.”