Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi sees versatile defender Federico Dimarco as a tactical weapon to give the team more attacking thrust from the back three in certain matches and situations.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who report that the coach believes that Dimarco can be used as either a central defender or wingback depending on the situation, and could be a regular alternative to Alessandro Bastoni in the back three.
Dimarco started for the Nerazzurri in their Serie A opener against Lecce, beginning on the left side of the back three where he was instrumental in the opening goal, before switching to the left-wingback position after Robin Gosens was removed.
Last season the 24-year-old had spent time playing at both left-wingback and on the left of the back three, although the coach seemed to gradually come to prefer him in the latter role.
Inzaghi likes Dimarco’s qualities being used in the back three, and for this reason sees him as a regular option to compete with both Bastoni and Gosens for different roles on the left, depending on how attacking he wants his team to be.