Stefano Tirelli, the mental coach of Andrea Ranocchia, charted his journey with the Inter defender in an interview earlier today.
“I first met him in Brunico last summer during the pre-season retreat and his eyes were completely extinguished,” Tirelli told Sky Sport.
He continued, “I worked with him from a mental and energetic point of view and he was very good because he never missed any session with me.”
The former Inter captain made his first start of the season at the weekend in the 5-0 rout of Chievo Verona at San Siro. In the past 18 months, the 29-year-old central defender has found space in the Nerazzurri side hard to come by which resulted in two loan spells away at Sampdoria and Hull City respectively last season. This season he has made a total of two appearances including Sunday’s match. With Miranda back for the game with Juventus next weekend, it remains to be seen when Ranocchia will next get a chance to play.