Akinsanmiro plays in a similar style to Andrés Iniesta. Both play either as a central midfielder or an attacking midfielder. Akinsanmiro is an orchestrator, someone who controls the midfield, kickstarting attacks with his technical skills and offensive input. He can play on either side in Inter’s 4-3-3 defensive formation, and he’s also played as the #10 in the 4-2-3-1. He’s played roles as a creator, a box-to-box midfielder, or even a mezzala, drifting in from the outside into the inside with his cutting, energetic playstyle.
He has great touch, dribbling skills, and vision. However, Akinsanmiro is also an intelligent interpreter of the game. He shares the same tendencies as Iniesta; he retains the ball, penetrates the defense from the outside, plays incisive one-twos, and often sends the ball to the wings. Iniesta and Akinsanmiro both work hard on offense and defense, are agile and athletic, and make big plays on both ends of the ball.