Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella discussed the Nerazzurri’s important 3-1 win over Cagliari and his goal in an interview with Italian broadcaster DAZN after the final whistle.
“This is always a difficult place to come, a good team win came. We were behind and we won, we are happy. We must always be good at overcoming difficult moments, which will always be there.”
He commented on how he scored his first goal of the season with an injured ankle against his former team.
“There are still limits on how I can play, today I scored because of the bandage. I’m sorry for scoring against Cagliari, but I’m happy for the team.”
Finally, Barella spoke about how it felt to score against his former home, where he made 112 appearances across all competitions.
“I’m a professional, I must always give my best for the team I play in.”
The 23-year-old Barella, who is contracted to the Nerazzurri until 2024, has made 17 appearances between the league and Champions League so far this campaign, scoring one goal and providing four assists in that time.
The player is a core part of coach Antonio Conte’s tactical system, clear considering that he has not missed a game so far this season.
Inter’s win means that they are now second in the league table after 11 games, sitting on 24 points, two behind league leaders and rivals AC Milan.
The Rossoneri can extend their lead with a win over Parma this evening. Stefano Pioli’s side are currently undefeated in Serie A.