Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is very happy with how midfielder Davide Frattesi has been doing ever since joining.

The coach gave a positive assessment of the 24-year-old’s performances to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, speaking ahead of this afternoon’s Serie A match away to Empoli.

This afternoon marks a big milestone for Italy and former Sassuolo and Monza midfielder Frattesi.

The 24-year-old gets his first ever start for Inter.

This is not to say that Frattesi hasn’t already made an impact in a Nerazzurri shirt.

It was the Italian international who assisted Lautaro Martinez for a vital equalizer against Real Sociedad in Inter’s Champions League group stage opener on Wednesday.

And Frattesi has also already gotten his first goal for Inter. He scored the Nerazzurri’s fifth goal in a 5-1 thrashing of AC Milan in the derby last weekend.

But all of these exploits have been off the bench.

Now, Frattesi will get the chance to prove himself from the first minute.

And for his part, the 24-year-old’s coach expects him to do well. Inzaghi has been very happy with what he’s seen from Frattesi ever since the midfielder’s arrival.

Inter Coach Simone Inzaghi Praises Davide Frattesi

Asked what he expects from Frattesi this evening, Inzaghi said “The same thing he ‘s been doing since July 13. He’s always done well both in training and matches.”

“Now he must continue along the same path. We know that we’re facing an opponent who will want to cause problems for us.”

Of the rotation to his squad, Inzaghi said that “It shouldn’t be a problem.”

“Rather it’s an opportunity when you have a high-level squad,” he observed.

“You have the obligation to use all the many players you have available,” the coach said.

“It shouldn’t be a limitation, but an opportunity for you to choose from the players you have.”

Inzaghi also said that this afternoon’s match will be “A tricky match, on paper. As all matches are in Serie A.”

“Empoli haven’t gotten off to a good start. But Andreazzoli knows this environment very well.”

Inzaghi also gave his thoughts on the sacking of former Empoli coach Paolo Zanetti. “Sorry for Zanetti, who a friend. He did very well last season.”

“He’ll definitely get other opportunities,” the Inter coach said of the former Venezia and Ascoli coach.