Inter wingback Ivan Perisic has further shown his value to the team with his credible display playing as a forward in Saturday evening’s Serie A win over Hellas Verona.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who suggest that the Croat is showing that he can make a major impact all over the pitch for the Nerazzurri.
Perisic has shown that he can play a wide variety of roles throughout his time at the Nerazzurri as well as in stints with Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg, and on loan at Bayern Munich.
The 33-year-old can play as an out-and-out winger or forward, or wide in midfield with more defensive responsibilities as has been the case under Antonio Conte and Simone Inzaghi, and he is also two-footed.
Against Verona over the weekend, Inter were without Lautaro Martinez through suspension, and Joaquin Correa had to come off as an injury precaution.
With Alexis Sanchez out of favour, coach Simone Inzaghi decided to throw on Robin Gosens and move Perisic, and the experiment worked well enough as the Nerazzurri saw out the game.
Perisic may be at his most effective playing the role he currently favours at wingback, but he continues to show that when something different is asked of him he can rise to the task.