Inter wingback Federico Dimarco and his AC Milan opposite number Davide Calabria have both become important figures in their respective teams for how they inject a sense of what it means to be a “fan” into their respective squads.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who note that the pair are each the loan figure to be an academy product within the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri respectively.

There is no doubt that both Inter and Milan have many players in their squads who have a strong attachment to the shirt and the fans, regardless of their past and not having come through the two clubs’ academies.

However, Dimarco and Calabria each have a unique perspective.

In Dimarco’s case, the 25-year-old had his first season in Inter’s first team after a number of loans last campaign, but he has really emerged as a key player for the Nerazzurri.

The Gazzetta notes that Dimarco has a close relationship with a number of his teammates, including striker Romelu Lukaku, and has helped foster an atmosphere in the dressing room that is connected with the fans and the history of Inter.

Meanwhile, Like Dimarco, Rossoneri captain Calabria is a lifelong supporter of the team that he plays for, and came through the academy.

As with his Inter opposite number, the 26-year-old has brought a sense of lifelong commitment that has been felt through the entire Rossoneri squad.