In Italy, the loan culture is and concerns many young players. So international players like Bryan Cristante (Palermo, Pescara, Atalanta), Lorenzo Insigne (Cavese, Foggia, Pescara) or Leonardo Spinazzola (Empoli, Virtus Lanciano, Siena, Atalanta, Vicenza, Perugia and Atalanta) had to multiply their experiences at across the country before settling in a club. Many people got lost along the way like Francesco Bardi (ex-Inter, 6 loans between 2011 and 2016), Samuele Longo (ex-Inter, 13 loans between 2010 and 2020) or Nicola Leali (ex- Juventus, 7 loans between 2012 and 2018). Often sent from one club to another, these promising young people do not even have time to adapt to an environment that they will discover in another club. This currently affects a player like Andrea Pinamonti who is very promising and has already chained 3 loans at 22 years which has not helped him to develop well. This fate could have been that of Federico Dimarco. Also trained at Inter Milan (a great training club but which lends a lot of its talents), the left side has evolved in Ascoli, Empoli, Sion, Parma and Hellas Verona. Five loans at only 23 years old, it is not the ideal context to grow at his own pace but Federico Demarco is stubborn.
Working hard and clinging to the dream of one day playing at his club at heart, he stood out last season with Hellas Verona. Under the orders of Ivan Jurić, he took advantage of the three-way system and multiplied the good performances as a piston. Scoring 5 goals and delivering 5 assists in 35 games, he was important during the great season for club gialloblu (10th). Returning to Inter Milan in confidence this summer, he participated in the preseason and was able to stroke his fingers the possibility of integrating for good the club nerazzurro almost seven years after his big first in the Europa League against Qarabag (December 11, 2014 ). Efficient, he convinced the new coach Simone Inzaghi to count on him while Cagliari was giving him soft eyes. Federico Dimarco relished the opportunity in an interview for Inter TV : “I climbed the ranks of the young teams here. I’m Interista and I used to go to the stadium to watch games from the age of two. This jersey is definitely different from all the others for me. It wasn’t up to me, it was up to the whole team and the coach to have so much confidence in me. We worked a lot on the defensive side of our game. I played at the back and also as a defensive midfielder. Sometimes you have to play in different positions, so being versatile is not a bad choice. “
Simone Inzaghi is charmed
A great lover of Inter Milan, Federico Dimarco was able to count on the right coach at the right time and seduced Simone Inzaghi. “Dimarco did very well in Verona. It’s a product of the Inter academy, which we can be proud of. He is a player on whom the club and I are counting “ explain the former coach of Lazio in a press conference before the start of the season. Author of two good entries against Genoa and Hellas Verona, he started his season well against Sampdoria (2-2). Holder as a central defender, he scored a nice but on free kick and could not hide his emotion: “To score for this club is a feeling that I cannot express in words. I am an Inter fan, I was in the Curva and I climbed the youth ladder. Scoring for Inter is a moment I’ve been waiting for for so long. “ A first but with the Nerazzurri which will surely bring others. Discovering the Champions League despite a defeat against Real Madrid (1-0) and a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk (0), he also delivered two assists during his tenure against Bologna (6-1). Performing even if he is not yet the holder and must fight against Ivan Perisic, or Aleksandar Kolarov, Federico Dimarco returns the confidence that Simone Inzaghi offers him and uses the minutes at his disposal.
“It’s a great asset for us. He’s doing very well and can play as a third defender and winger. It’s a pleasure to see in training. I had to take him off because he made a change and had cramps in the 62nd minute. He’s fantastic on free kicks, just like Calhanoglu. They often stay back after training to train and it is a key option for us ”, explained the Italian coach proud of the progress of his colt. Despite a missed penalty against Atalanta (2-2), Federico Dimarco multiplies the good performances and lives a dream awakening as he underlined after the victory against Sassuolo before the truce: “I can’t say how much of a dream come true for me to play for Inter, the team I support. Regarding the call-up in Italy, I will continue to work hard at Inter and see what happens. “ Not summoned by Roberto Mancini, he was called in as a reinforcement following the injury of Matteo Pessina. Able to win the first title of his career in the Nations League, Federico Dimarco is enjoying an exceptional start to the season. This continues this Wednesday with a gala match against Spain.