Inter owned defender Federico Dimarco, who is currently on loan at Hellas Verona, spoke to the Gialloblu fans on Instagram, answering many questions. His words were noted by Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.
First, he discussed how the Coronavirus emergency put a stop to his Verona career only one month into his loan spell.
“No one would have ever thought of such a thing. Disappointed, because a month is very little. Hopefully we’ll start again as soon as possible, to show off and prove how much I’m worth.”
Dimarco then touched on which new teammate has impressed him the most.
“I never expected to play with Pazzini, who I saw at Inter as a kid. He scored a lot in Serie A, he always did well.”
The 22-year-old spoke about Gialloblu coach Ivan Juric.
“He’s a person who off the pitch can be quiet. But on the field, you always have to stay on the mark, as soon as you let go, he pulls you up. You can’t give up an inch with him.”
He spoke about his debut against Juventus.
“I couldn’t have hoped for a better debut. It was an emotional game, to overturn the disadvantage was something few teams do. I did someone else a favor too!”
Dimarco touched on what he expects from the squad when the season restarts.
“Hopefully we’ll be back in the game soon. Hopefully we’ll pick up where we left off, excluding the defeat in Genoa, which is difficult to assess as it was played behind closed doors. Having our audience is like playing with an extra man.”
The 22-year-old revealed what his reaction was when he heard about Verona’s interest in January.
“The interest was very early on, early January, maybe even earlier. I thought it was a nice squad to play in, and that the coach could give me that extra something. I had other offers, but I didn’t even consider them. It also affected the excellent season the team was having.”
He spoke about what training he’s been doing at home.
“I took some tools, like the treadmill and other things to do exercises. I work out every day, the days go by faster this way. The athletic trainer sends us the exercises to do, and we do them as if we were on the pitch.”
Dimarco discussed his attacking nature and where that came from.
“In the youth system of Inter I always played as a winger or midfielder. I’ve always liked going for the shot, scoring goals. I don’t think it’s an improving feature, it’s innate, I don’t do it on purpose. The role of wing back is perfect for me.”
Finally, he revealed what it was like to leave Milan, his home city.
“I left it when I was seventeen, when I went to play Ascoli. I was already used to it. Anyway, I moved to a nice city, not far from Milan, so I don’t suffer much detachment.”