Hakan Calhanoglu, Lautaro Martinez, and Federico Dimarco have been named as Inter Milan’s top performers against Udinese.
The trio all received scores of 7.5/10 in the player ratings for the match in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
It would be fair to say that Inter put in a very convincing display as a team yesterday evening.
From the back three to the strikers, every outfield player looked like part of a well-oiled machine.
Inter were ruthless in winning the ball in dangerous area. Then they were clinical with the passes to exploit the spaces that Udinese left at the back.
It took until the 37th minute for Inter to find the back of the net via a Hakan Calhanoglu penalty.
But the goal had virtually been coming since the opening whistle.
Calhanoglu, Lautaro & Dimarco Lauded For Displays Vs Udinese
Whilst every Inter player had played their part, there were three who particularly shone, in the view of the Gazzetta.
First of all there is Calhanoglu.
The Turk showed his composure to slot home Inter’s penalty. Calhanoglu has yet to miss from the spot for Inter in Serie A.
And Calhanoglu’s performance as a whole was right at the heart of Inter’s dominance of the match.
The 29-year-old former AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder pulled the strings from the regista position.
Calhanoglu’s fingerprints were on the dominance of possession, and effective utilization of the ball, more than any other Inter player.
In that sense, wingback Dimarco was not too far behind.
The Italian international’s passing was as crisp and incisive as ever.
And Dimarco was the scorer of Inter’s second goal. His arrival in the box was timely, and his finish lethal.
Lastly, captain Martinez was talismanic in attack.
The Argentine was the player to win Inter’s penalty for their opener.
And for the first half, it was a selfless display from Martinez, whose defending and pressing were more noteworthy than his impact in the penalty area.
The 26-year-old was vital to the aggressive and clinical Inter display.
Then in the second half, Martinez finally got his goal – his fourteenth in the league this season. And it was all the Inter captain’s own work, as he put the finishing touch on a feel-good win.