Inter owned midfielder Radja Nainggolan will face Lecce tomorrow with Cagliari, an opponent he last faced in October 2011. The 31-year-old Belgian midfielder has grown a lot in the last eight years, and a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport analysed his importance to the Rossoblu this season.
Cagliari are in strong form this season, the report details, with Nainggolan being an important player for coach Rolando Maran. The Sardinian club are currently fourth in the league, tied on points with third place Lazio. Nainggolan is an important reason for this, having scored two goals and provided four assists is first ten appearances of the season for the squad.
He will be important for the Rossoblu again tomorrow against Lecce, the report continues, with the club looking to continue their impressive run as they hope to qualify for a European competition this season. Whilst initial dreams were of the Europa League, the club could start believing in Champions League qualification, using the Atalanta squad from last season as inspiration. Tomorrow’s game is a good opportunity for the 31-year-old Belgian midfielder to continue his impressive performances and show Inter that they may have made a mistake sending him out on loan this season.