Inter legend Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Bergomi has sang the praises of young Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni and has shared his belief that Bastoni will get even better.
Bastoni has broken through into the Inter first team this season and has even kept the vastly more experienced Diego Godin, who is 14 years his senior, out of the side as of late.
The Italian youth national team centre back is widely regarded as one of the most promising prospects currently on Inter’s books and he has drawn links to a number of clubs as of late including reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
“I have known Bastoni for a long time and I have been following his growth for a while also in the various youth national teams. He has always been physically and technically good,” Bergomi began a column which appeared in today’s print edition of Milan based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
“He is a left footed centre back which is a rare commodity in today’s game. He is a good dribbler and a certain arrogance that is nice to see in a young player.
“He still has to grow but he has the means to do so and has great masters to learn from. He has to follow Conte’s instructions.”
The 20-year-old, who is under contract with the Nerazzurri until the end of the 2022/23 season, has made 17 appearances across all competitions to date this season. In 1330 minutes on the park, he has scored a single goal.