Costacurta and Capello hailed Acerbi after winning Inter Milan debut

Pundits Billy Costacurta and Fabio Capello hailed the debut of Francesco Acerbi for Inter Milan’s defeat of Viktoria Plzen.

The former Lazio defender was handed a start by Inter coach Simone Inzaghi and impressed in the 2-0 Champions League win.

Ex-AC Milan defender Costacurta said: “He hasn’t played since 11 June and it seems to me that he could really be a player to bet on.”

Capello, the former Milan and Roma coach, agreed.

He said, “He seemed like a leader in a new team, it is no coincidence that during the match he cautioned a teammate who allowed an opponent to make a too easy cross.”