Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij is confident about the Nerazzurri’s chances against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

The 32-year-old spoke to Italian broadcaster SportItalia, via FCInterNews, following the team’s 4-0 Serie A victory over Salernitana yesterday evening.

This coming week, Inter turn their attention to the Champions League once again.

It has been more than two months since the Nerazzurri played a match in Europe.

In the meantime, Inter have focused on their Serie A campaign. There, they have managed to build up a ten-point advantage over Juventus at the top of the table.

In the Champions League, Inter finished second in their group, behind Real Sociedad.

The Nerrazzurri take on another Spanish team, Atletico Madrid, in the round of sixteen. The first leg of that tie will be on Tuesday.

And Inter will be confident considering that they are in the form they’re in domestically.

Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri managed to reach the Champions League final last season. There, they suffered the heartbreak of a narrow defeat to Manchester City.

However, Inter defender de Vrij does not doubt that the team can have another great season on par with last season’s in Europe.

Stefan De Vrij Confident Inter Can Progress Vs Atletico Madrid

As far as the round of sixteen, de Vrij said that “Playing against Atletico will be difficult.”

“At this point in the competition, there are only good teams left,” he continued.

“But we’re in good form, and we’re confident,” the Dutchman said.

“We want to go through to the next round,” he added.

As far as whether he thinks Inter can reach the final again, de Vrij said “In the meantime, let’s think about this next round.”

“We want to get past this round, as we did last season.”

As far as whether the team are worrying about another season like two years ago when Inter looked on course to win the Serie A title but failed to win in the end, de Vrij said “Let’s just think about what needs to happen.”

“It’s important to focus on what we want to achieve.”