Italian journalist Paolo Condo believes that competition from Carlos Augusto for his spot can only be a good thing for Inter Milan’s Federico Dimarco.
Condo wrote about the two Nerazzurri wingbacks in his column in today’s print edition of La Repubblica, via FCInterNews.
Inter wingback Dimarco has begun this season the same way he ended the last one – in outstanding form.
The 25-year-old scored a stunning long-range winner in the Nerazzurri’s Serie A match away to Empoli yesterday.
And he has also already made three assists.
Clearly, Dimarco’s passing, crossing, and eye for goal have become a major component of how Inter attack.
Last season, that quality from the Italian international largely kept Robin Gosens out of the team. Particularly in the most important matches.
That prompted a move to Union Berlin for former Atalanta man Gosens.
And in the German’s place arrived Augusto.
The Brazilian was arguably the outstanding player for Monza last season. He earned his big move with his six goals and five assists for the Brianzoli.
Condo: Competition From Carlos Augusto Good For Federico Dimarco
Augusto has shown early signs of promise for Inter.
The 24-year-old made his full debut for the Nerazzurri against Real Sociedad in the Champions League.
And Augusto put in a solid shift in that match, even in very tough circumstances. He continued to shine even as he shared the pitch with Dimarco.
The presence of both wingbacks could pose a selection headache for Inter coach Simone Inzaghi.
But in the view of Condo, it’s not a bad thing at all. Particularly for spurring on the excellent form of Dimarco.
“Last year we looked at Federico Dimarco as the most improved player of the season,” the Italian journalist writes.
“The spectacular left foot that ultimately put down Empoli’s left foot suggests that perhaps he’s not done yet.”
Condo notes that “Dimarco is continuing to grow even more. Perhaps because the competition from Carlos Augusto is a good thing for him.”
“Inter built their first real lead of the season on that goal,” he goes on.
“And how they perform for the rest of the season will depend a lot on internal competition.”
“For example, we’ll see what Alexis Sanchez truly brings to the team now with Arnautovic’s injury,” the journalist argues.