Inter defender Federico Dimarco’s performances for the Italian national team could be enough to show that he is the right man to finally hold down the left flank at the Nerazzurri following the departure of Ivan Perisic.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who praise the 24-year-old for his displays for the Azzurri in wins over England and Hungary, and suggest that they make him a prime candidate to start in the same role for his club side.

Dimarco was given the nod by Italy coach Roberto Mancini, and rewarded the coach’s faith with a solid display in a victory over England and then an even better performance capped off with his first international goal against Hungary.

The Nerazzurri man showed energy and technical quality on both sides of the ball up and down his flank, and his deliveries were routinely excellent, so much so that he could well be ready to make the step up and replace Perisic for his club.