Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi has won praised for his high impact substitute appearance for Italy against Malta.
Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, declare that “the Azzurri shirt looks good on” the 24-year-old Nerazzurri midfielder.
At club level, the past few seasons have seen plenty of growth for Frattesi.
The Italian spent the past two seasons playing for Sassuolo, his first two campaigns in Serie A.
And Frattesi certainly showed that he can impact matches in the top flight. He cemented a role for himself in the Neroverdi starting eleven, proving all-action displays and plenty of goals.
This earned Frattesi call-ups for Italy.
And it was some outstanding performances for the national team that really cemented the 24-year-old’s reputation.
That led to Inter deciding to sign Frattesi during the summer transfer window. They had to beat out the competition of other heavy hitters in Serie A like AC Milan, Juventus, and Roma.
And Frattesi’s start to life at Inter has been a positive one.
The Italian international hasn’t yet become a first-choice starter. But he has shown his quality from the bench, already grabbing a goal and an assist.
Davide Frattesi Praised For Substitute Appearance For Italy Vs Malta
If shining in an Italy shirt and making an impact from the bench have been two major themes of the past few months for Frattesi, he certainly showed both yesterday.
The Inter midfielder replaced his club teammate Nicolo Barella during the second half.
And it was another display that showed exactly why Frattesi has earned an important role for Italy.
The 24-year-old injected life and energy into the Azzurri midfield just as it had started to sag a bit.
And then Frattesi also demonstrated his penchant for late goals.
The Nerazzurri man rounded off Italy’s win with the goal for 4-0 in stoppage time.
The timing of Frattesi’s runs and his composure in the penalty area have looked like a very potent weapon for Italy.
And Tuttosport have hailed him for showing yet again how much he can put his stamp on matches.