Former Inter midfielder Broja Valeroa has praised the dead-ball ability of defender Federico Dimarco after the 23-year-old scored his first goal for the Nerazzurri against Sampdoria earlier today.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, the 36-year-old heaped praise on the young defender’s technique while speaking about the quality of the free kick scored to give the Nerazzurri an early lead at the Marassi.

In the end Inter could only take a point from their trip to Genoa, with Sampdoria finding an equalizer twice to peg them back, but the game will be a memorable one for Dimarco.

The 23-year-old made his first start for his boyhood club since returning from a loan spell with Hellas Verona this summer, in place of the injured Alessandro Bastoni, and he found the back of the net with an excellent left-footed free kick.

Valero gave Dimarco high marks for the quality of his strike and believes that it was no fluke, and that he can replicate it in the future.

“When he hits the ball he is incredible,” the Spaniard said, “he always tries to hit it with this slight bend like today and he gets some fantastic strikes. Years ago he did so well in training, I saw him do it several times when we were practicing free kicks.”