Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi has named Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne as the top players in the world in his position.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster RAI Sport ahead of Tuesday’s EURO 2024 qualifying match between Italy and England, via FCInterNews, the 24-year-old Nerazzurri also gave his reaction to the online betting scandal that has affected some Italian internationals.
Inter midfielder Frattesi has broken out in the Italian national team over the past twelve months or so.
The former Sassuolo man has particular shone in terms of his eye for goal.
In eight appearances for the Azzurri, Frattesi has already found the back of the net four times.
This is undoubtedly one of the reasons why Inter decided to sign the young Italian international during the summer.
Frattesi has yet to really reproduce his goalscoring exploits in an Inter shirt.
The 24-year-old has scored just once for the Nerazzurri thus far. It was, however, a memorable first strike for the club – Frattesi rounded off a 5-1 win over AC Milan in the derby.
Frattesi Names Jude Bellingham & Kevin De Bruyne As Top Midfielders In The World
Another midfielder whose goalscoring has certainly caught the eye is Real Madrid and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The 20-year-old joined Los Blancos during the summer from Borussia Dortmund. He has gone on a remarkable run, scoring eight goals already this season.
Bellingham currently leads the La Liga scoring charts.
Frattesi was asked if he sees a little of Bellingham in himself. He replied that “There’s definitely a bit of a gap between us.”
“I definitely think that he’s the best midfielder in the world, along with Kevin de Bruyne, because he knows how to combine both quality and quantity,” he added.
As far as coming up against England on Tuesday, Frattesi said “We can’t wait. We have to be focused and work at 100%.”
And Frattesi also reacted to the recent betting scandal that has affected young Italy midfielders Sandro Tonali and Nicolo Zaniolo.
“There’s a lot of regret,” he said of the recent news. “We’re very close.”
“It wasn’t easy, especially in the first 24 hours,” Frattesi noted.
“However, you can’t just lump everything together, you have to establish the facts first.”
“As a child I was taught never to speak before you know the facts,” the Inter midfielder added.