Van Dijk: We expected to be under pressure

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Van Dijk admits he and his team mate expected the pressure from Inter Milan as he claims it was hard to break the Italian side down.

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk said they expected to be under pressure at the San Siro stadium against Inter Milan in the Champions League.

The Reds got a 2-0 win against the Serie A team in the first leg of the competition.

While speaking with the media after the game the Reds captain Van Dijk stated that he and his team mate knew they will be pressurized by Inter Milan.

He further stated that they were a very tough team that are hard to breakdown.

He told BT Sport: “It’s a tough place to come, of course. They are a very good team, consistent and difficult to break down.

“The atmosphere was incredible, I really enjoyed it out there. And obviously it was very important with the set-pieces in the end again – that’s obviously a very good strength of ours and hopefully we can keep on using this.

“I think it was a very solid performance and a good result to take back home.

“Everyone expected to be under pressure because they are a very good team and it’s the Champions League. I think also one of the messages before the game was ‘you need to be ready to suffer, you need to be ready to do the hard work’ and we definitely did. It’s a very, very good performance, a clean sheet and well, happy days.”



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