Legendary former Inter Milan captain Beppe Bergomi feels that wingback Federico Dimarco is “Interismo incarnate.”

The former defender spoke to Italian journalist Fabio Caressa, via FCInterNews. He praised Dimarco for the growth that the 26-year-old has made in an Inter shirt.

Dimarco is now coming to the end of his third season as a regular in Inter’s first team.

It has not always been a straight and linear path for the Italian international.

Dimarco cut his teeth in a number of loan spells away from the Nerazzurri. In the 2019-10 and 2020-21 he played for Hellas Verona on loan.

It was these two seasons with the Gialloblu that convinced Inter that Dimarco was ready for a role in the first team.

But in Dimarco’s first campaign, he was more of a versatile squad player than anything.

The Italian was able to back up both Ivan Perisic on the left flank, and Alessandro Bastoni on the left of the back three.

In the 2022-23 season, however, Dimarco became a key part of Inter’s starting eleven.

With Perisic’s departure, it was the 26-year-old who really inherited the starting shirt of Perisic at left-wingback.

Beppe Bergomi: Federico Dimarco Is “Interismo Incarnate”

Dimarco hasn’t just enhanced the team with his talent, although that is undeniably the case.

The 26-year-old also has an intensely strong feeling of connection to Inter.

Dimarco has been a supporter of the Nerazzurri since childhood.

Former Inter defender Bergomi looked back that “Dimarco is someone I remember from the youth academy.”

“He’s always had that great left foot,” the 1982 World Cup winner continued.

“He could really cross the ball or shoot.”

“Then, he left to go on a journey that saw him get more playing time, and he also earned a place in the national team with great performances.”

Bergomi noted that “The derby is the match that means most to him, he told me.”

“He’s like Interismo incarnate.”