Former Parma and Sampdoria coach Roberto D’Aversa is a big fan of the impact that Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni and wingback Federico Dimarco have in possession.
Speaking to Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, the coach praised the pair of Nerazzurri players for their technical quality and ability to move play forward.
Bastoni and Dimarco have really cemented themselves as key players down Inter’s left-hand side in recent seasons, with the pair’s passing and crossing a key weapon both in building play up from deeper areas and also in the final third.
From former Parma coach D’Aversa’s perspective, they are two unique and special players who give the Nerazzurri a lot.
Of Bastoni, the coach said that “He has an efficiency with his vertical passing that’s uncommon even among top players.”
“He still has some improvement needed in terms of his defensive aggression, but he’s already a top player in Europe,” D’Aversa.
Of Dimarco, the former Parma coach said that “He struggled to make it initially due to not being tall, but he’s got a left foot that few players have.”
“I think his experience with Juric and Verona helped him,” D’Aversa added, “he’s improve on the defensive side and also changed his role a bit.”
D’Aversa also spoke about Matteo Darmian, who he worked with for a season at Parma, calling the former Manchester United man “An exceptional guy who I still feel close to today.”
“He’s a player who can play in defense or at wingback,” the coach added, “I always appreciated his versatility and humility.”
“We always knew that Parma would be an intermediary step for him, before he went to Inter,” D’Aversa noted of Darmian, “and he’s proving that he’s good enough to play for Inter.”