Legendary former Inter Milan and Germany defender Andreas Brehme feels that Federico Dimarco is at a higher level than even he was.
The 1990 World Cup winner spoke to Italian news outlet L’Interista, praising the 26-year-old Nerazzurri star.
Dimarco plays in a position that has seen some great names at Inter in the past.
And one of the most iconic players to have played down the left flank for the Nerazzurri is German icon Brehme.
Brehme spent a total of four seasons at Inter. He joined the club in 1988.
And whilst that is not all that long of a time to be at the San Siro, Brehme certainly made an impact.
The German was a key man whose combination of tireless running and athleticism with technical quality made him a fixture down the left flank.
And over the past couple seasons, Dimarco has been the player in that role for Inter.
Obviously, the two are different players with different profiles. Comparisons are difficult, particularly considering that they come from different eras of football.
But Brehme himself has no problem with praising Dimarco as possessing that even he himself could not boast during his glittering career.
Inter Legend Andreas Brehme Full Of Praise For Federico Dimarco
Brehme was asked if he thinks that Dimarco is even better than him after the Italian international scored a spectacular goal from just over the halfway line against Frosinone.
“Obviously!” the German replied.
“I would never have been able to score a goal like that,” he said with a laugh. “Incredible!”
“It was absolutely fantastic. It shows that he’s a young man who’s gotten great confidence from the growth that he’s achieved.”
Brehme also gave his thoughts on current Inter striker Marcus Thuram.
“I’m very happy for Thuram and what he’s doing,” the former Nerazzurri wingback said.
“He still needs some time to get used to Serie A,” he suggested of the Frenchman.
“But he’s a player we’re going to enjoy having around.”
And Brehme also cautioned against being too confident about Inter being favourites in the upcoming Derby d’Italia match against Juventus.
“You should never underestimate your opponents,” the Inter legend said.
“Of course, what I can say is that we’re a tough team to beat. On our day, we can win against anyone.”