Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi feels that his first season with Sassuolo in wasn’t easy.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, the 24-year-old recalled the difficult period that he had during the 2017-18 campaign.

The past few seasons have seen more or less continuous growth from Frattesi.

The Italian international joined Sassuolo from the youth ranks of Roma. And from then on, he has found his feet in the senior hame gradually.

First there was the 2017-18 season. Frattesi didn’t feature much, due to injury.

Then, there were three seasons on loan in Serie B.

Frattesi played for the likes of Ascoli, Empoli, and Monza in the second division. There, he slowly but surely proved that he could impact matches at a high level.

And after the 2020-21 season with the Brianzoli, Frattesi convinced Sassuolo that he was ready for life in Serie A.

The Neroverdi are certainly a club with a reputation for developing young players. Particularly young Italian players.

Therefore, Frattesi was in the right environment to take the next step in his career.

Davide Frattesi Looks Back On First Season At Sassuolo

Frattesi proved to be another success story for Sassuolo.

Playing in Emilia-Romagna for two seasons, the young Italian impressed with his performances.

Frattesi’s energy and physicality as well as his goals and impact in the final third proved to be key aspects for Neroverdi coach Alessio Dionisi.

This eventually earned Frattesi some regular Italy call-ups.

He has featured on a regular basis for the Azzurri under both Roberto Mancini and now Luciano Spalletti.

And Frattesi also earned his big move to Inter during the summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old has yet to really cement a starting role for the Nerazzurri. However, there have been plenty of good performances and positive signs from the Italian international.

Asked what his most difficult moment yet in his career yet has been, Frattesi named “When I finished in the youth academy and went to Sassuolo.”

“I didn’t play much there, and I broke my fifth metatarsal,” he recalled.

“It was a bit of a strange season, but these things have to be taken into account.”

“It’s difficult to have everything go well,” Frattesi reflected.