Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij is confident that the Nerazzurri are capable of beating any opposition in the Champions League.

The Dutchman spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews.

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: Inter Can Beat Anyone In Champions League

Of Inter’s chances in Europe, de Vrij said that “I think we have a lot of confidence in ourselves. We can beat anyone.”

“It’s important to show the strength we have every time we go out.”

“We know the quality that we have. But we have to think one match at a time, like last season.”

After yesterday’s 4-0 rout of Salernitana, de Vrij said that “I think we gave the kind of message we wanted to right from the start,”

“It was vital for us to increase our lead at the top to ten points, and not give the other teams hope.”

“Sometimes when we attack I’m not looking at the ball,” de Vrij noted. “Because it’s not like we can’t lose the ball. But the most important thing is not conceding counterattacks.”

And of his playing time, de Vrij said that “Of course I’d always like to play. But when the coach chooses someone else over me, I just think about the team and not myself.”