Davide Frattesi registered his first Serie A start for Inter this Sunday as Simone Inzaghi’s men saw off Empoli 1-0 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani. Though it wasn’t their most impressive showing by any stretch of the imagination, Nerazzurri put another win on the board.
The Italian midfielder came close to marking his first full debut for Nerazzurri with a goal. Unfortunately, Empoli goalkeeper Etrit Berisha made a superb save to thwart him from point-blank range late in the first half. Frattesi had another long-range attempt moments after, but it flew harmlessly over the crossbar.
Despite failing to score, the former Sassuolo man looked lively on the pitch, finding a perfect connection with Hakan Calhanoglu. The two were pulling all the strings in the Inter midfield before Nicolo Barella took Frattesi’s midway through the second half. His energetic performance could convince Inzaghi to hand him another start on Tuesday.
Inter will play Frattesi’s former club, Sassuolo, at Giuseppe Meazza in a few days. While only Inzaghi knows who’ll start against Neroverdi, the Italy international has every reason to look forward to the upcoming clash against his old teammates. The enthusiasm is there, as admitted by Frattesi after today’s win.
“We had a great hunger to win because we wanted to keep the other teams behind us and extend our lead,” the Inter star said, as relayed by FCInterNews. “We certainly wanted to win at all costs, and that will also be important in the matches to come.”
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