Following a complete lockdown from all sporting events, Inter defender, Stefan de Vrij spoke to the fans over video chat and answered their questions.
de Vrij explained the current living conditions, “The situation we’re living in isn’t easy. But we have to adapt and do the best we can while we wait to defeat this virus. I train twice daily and when I’m not doing that, I watch TV and read. I’ve already read four books in this time.”
de Vrij recognized the affection and support of the Nerazzurri fans “Inter fans are incredible, they always pack out the stadium and they get right behind us on and off the pitch. I try as much as possible to repay their faith: on the pitch and with small gestures off it.”
When asked about his chemistry with his coach and teammates, he said: “I’m learning and thriving under Conte a lot. We all try to follow his instructions wholeheartedly. Skriniar is a top defender, a great guy and a real pleasure to play with.”
He mentioned some of the toughest opponents he had to defend against, he said “I’ve marked a lot of top players in my career, like Messi and Ronaldo. Recently I had to face Mbappé. he’s very fast and difficult to keep up with.”
He concluded with an important message: “When we return to training, we’ll resume our work and aim to keep improving. But for now we’ll stay focused on other things: most importantly staying at home.”