Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij spoke to the press ahead of their Europa League match against Vitesse Arnhem in the GelreDome on Thursday.

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The Dutchman has insisted that Lazio will not underestimate Vitesse as they look to get off to a good start in the competition.

De Vrij said, ‘ We have prepared in a really serious way for the match against Vitesse Arnhem. We had had to a achieve a lot as a club in order to play in the Europa League.

”It is very important for us to start the group well. We have analyzed Vitesse Arnhem really well. I know many players from Vitesse Arnhem and I know how they play. They are a good team that always want to play football. We are ready for the match on Thursday.

”Personally, for me, I am pleased to be back in the Netherlands. It’s nice that my family and friends will attend the match too. I have also met players that I have played with in the past so it makes it a special game for me.

”We will not underestimate Vitesse. We have seen many videos of games they have played and we are aware of their strengths and weaknesses.”

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