The youth team coach of Inter wingback Federico Dimarco feels that the 25-year-old has always shown the potential to become a special player.

Speaking to Italian news outlet, Dimarco’s old coach Silvio Vecchio explained that he showed signs of not just technical quality but also of the kind of mentality and workrate needed to grow into the senior game even at a young age.

Dimarco has really hit his stride at Inter over the past couple of seasons.

After having started to prove himself as a Serie A-level player in two seasons on loan with Hellas Verona, Dimarco returned to the Nerazzurri first team last season, where he became a regular starter under Simone Inzaghi.

This campaign, the 25-year-old has established himself as the first-choice option at left-wingback, and his standout displays have been among the highlights of Inter’s season.

For his part, Vecchio is not surprised to see how far Dimarco has come.

“Dimarco was always three steps ahead of everyone else,” the coach said. “He amazed everyone and showed real personality.”

“Federico had a great technique, but above all he was very practical,” Vecchio went on, “you always got the sense from him that he was making the right decisions.”