Italian journalist Paolo Condo feels that Inter Milan star Federico Dimarco has been the “revelation of the season” for club and country.

Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, via FCInterNews, Condo praised the 25-year-old and suggested that he has made the step up to the next level with his heroics, both for the Nerazzurri and for the Azzurri.

At the start of the season just gone, Dimarco was more of a squad player than a starter for Inter.

The versatile defender had played plenty of football in the previous season. He was used in both the left-wingback role, and on the left side of the back three.

However, Ivan Perisic and Alessandro Bastoni were the clear first-choice options in the positions respectively.

This time around, however, Dimarco has played almost exclusively at wingback.

And the Italian international has made the role his own.

Whilst Robin Gosens has occasionally gotten a look in, it has largely been Dimarco who has taken over from Perisic on the left flank. The 25-year-old’s outstanding performances have been key for Inter in Serie A.

Moreover, Dimarco has also been a vital part of his team’s run to the Champions League final.

Condo Hails Inter Milan Star Federeico Dimarco For Breakout Season

Dimarco has not only been excellent for Inter, however. He has also become a regular starter for the Italian national team.

Dimarco started for the Azzurri in a 3-2 Nations League win over the Netherlands. He put in a MOTM-level display, bagging a goal and also setting up another goal.

Hailing the Inter star’s performance, Condo writes that “Federico Dimarco has been the revelation of the season.”

“He started at Inter as a backup, and quickly became one of the ironclad starting eleven players,” he notes. “Between club and international matches, yesterday saw him rise to 55 appearances.”

“That’s a bronze medal for the season, behind only Barella at 57 and Cristante at 58,” Condo notes. “These are the numbers of players who go all the way in the cup competitions.”