Stefan de Vrij has promised that Inter’s players will ‘sweat’ for Antonio Conte so they can ‘bring the club back where they deserve to be’.
Conte has already made an impact, just three days into his first training sessions as Inter boss, with new signings Valentino Lazaro and Stefano Sensi admitting the Coach convinced them to join the Nerazzurri.
“I want to raise my level of play and grow so I can become an important player for this team,” De Vrij told Tuttosport.
“Conte’s a winning Coach, it’s very clear. He always makes us work at high intensity in training and demands the same in matches. We’re working in a great way.
“It’s still too early to talk about the Scudetto as the season only started three days ago.
“We mustn’t think of others, only ourselves, with the intention of growing and having a better season than the last one.
“I promise to do my best to bring the club back where they deserve to be. As Conte said, we’ll always leave the field with a shirt full of sweat.”
The defender was then asked about Netherlands teammate Matthijs de Ligt, who is closing in on a move to Juventus.
“He’s a very good player and a very good lad. We have a very good rapport in the national team, but I don’t know if he’ll go to Juventus.”