Cagliari manager Walter Zenga has sang the praises of on loan midfielder Radja Nainggolan after his performance in this past weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Atalanta.
Nainggolan returned to the Sardinia based club on a season long loan from Inter this past Summer and the loan has been extended until the end of the 2019/20 Serie A season.
Since returning to Cagliari, where he had previously spent a number of seasons, the former Belgian national team player has managed to get his career back on track after a difficult first year at Inter, at the end of which he was judged to be out of the club’s project alongside Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi.
“He is a top player, he is now well and already before Sunday’s match he knew that he would have only played 50 or 60 minutes, but he made himself available as always,” Zenga remarked as part of his press conference ahead of the Rossoblu’s match with Fiorentina tomorrow night.
This season Nainggolan, who has a contract with Inter until the end of the 2021/22 season, has made 27 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored six goals and provided seven assists for his teammates.