Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi once again showed his hunger to make an impact with his fourth goal of the season off the bench against Lazio.

Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, highlight the significance of the moment for the 24-year-old.

Frattesi has scored four goals for Inter. And only one has come in a match where the Italian international started.

Frattesi found the back of the net during the Nerazzurri’s memorable 3-3 comeback against Benfica in the Champions League.

But otherwise, the former Sassuolo midfielder’s goals have all come off the bench.

That is not as improbable as it may seem. After all, Frattesi has made far more apperances as a substitute than he has as a starter.

But still, it shows the attitude that Frattesi tends to come on to the pitch bringing.

Davide Frattesi Shows Hunger To Make An Impact Vs Lazio

It always looked clear that it would be tough for Frattesi to break into Inter’s starting eleven.

The Nerazzurri had formed a well-established first-choice trio of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nicolo Barella, and Hakan Calhanoglu last season.

And even though Mkhitaryan is well into his thirties, the Armenian has shown few signs of slowing down this campaign.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Inter are on the verge of signing Piotr Zielinski next season.

That will mean that the competition for places in midfield is even more formidable.

But Frattesi is making his case.

And moreover, the 24-year-old is also demonstrating his value to the team even in matches that he does not start.

There is certainly no sense that Frattesi is coming on just to get a run-out, give a rest to the first-choice midfielders, and help see out matches.

The Italian is doing everything he can to earn his place in an extremely strong midfield.