Bastoni has been likened to Materazzi.
He said: "I hope I have been at his height in the past, he is a great player and he is showing it.
"He has an incredible foot and a great personality."
Materazzi also said: "(Simone) Inzaghi? He is doing a great job, he has done great things for Lazio and has decided to get back in the game by leaving the comfort zone."
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