Wingback Denzel Dumfries is becoming a key figure in Inter’s team under Simone Inzaghi in the same way that Achraf Hakimi had been in his season under Antonio Conte.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Dutchman is seen as a certainty by the coach and that the feeling within the team is that he has been the perfect replacement for Hakimi.

Dumfries has gotten his season off to a somewhat mixed start, but reasserted himself with his goal and constant threat against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, showing why coach Inzaghi isn’t afraid to make him one of the team’s main attacking outlets.

The 26-year-old has really grown into his role after having been given the difficult task of taking over from Hakimi down the Nerazzurri’s right flank, and he is increasingly a player whose characteristics Inzaghi feels can be a strong basis for an attacking style down the right.