Former Inter goalkeeper Walter Zenga has spoken in glowing terms of striker Edin Dzeko and wingback Federico Dimarco, arguing that they made the difference in the 6-1 thrashing of Bologna.

The Nerazzurri routed their visitors at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday, with Dzeko equalising to cancel out a Bologna opener, before Dimarco scored twice and Lautaro Martinez, Hakan Calhanoglu, and Robin Gosens completed a comprehensive victory.

Speaking on his YouTube channel yesterday, Inter legend Zenga revealed that he was a huge fan of both players and felt that they had the right characteristics to help the Nerazzurri through difficult moments.

“I didn’t like Inter in the first 20 minutes against Bologna, the goalconceded  immediately changed the cards and the Nerazzurri woke up thanks to Dzeko showing that players with class and passion still make the difference,” Zenga declared.

“Having players like Dzeko drive me crazy, that goal should be shown in footballing schools,” the former Wolverhampton Wanderers coach said of the Bosnian striker’s stunning effort.

“The second player that drives me crazy is Dimarco. He reminds me of my career as an Interista from birth. I also went out on loan, then I returned for a year on the bench as he did. His goals were significant.”

Zenga also urged Inter to reach an agreement to extend the contract of centre-back Milan Skriniar, with the Slovakia international’s deal set to expire next summer.

“Then on Skriniar I say that the renewal of the contract would be important, he is the fulcrum of this team and with Bastoni he represents continuity.”

Inter face Atalanta in Serie A today and the ex-goalkeeper suggested that two defeats for La Dea in their most recent games meant complacency must be avoided, whilst also arguing that next match, against Napoli in January, could prove significant.

“Atalanta come from two consecutive defeats, but playing in Bergamo is never easy for anyone. It is a difficult match.

“On 4 January they will have to play at home aaginst Napoli and these two head-to-head clashes will be important to Inter’s hopes in Serie A,” Zenga concluded.

The 62-year-old made 473 appearances for Inter between 1983 and 1994, winning the Scudetto and the UEFA Cup twice.