Noted Italian football journalist Mario Sconcerti has sang the praises of Inter central midfielder Nicolo Barella for the role he played in Inter coming from behind to beat Cagliari away from home yesterday afternoon.
The Italian national team player got Inter back level on the 77th minute of the match at the Sardegna Arena in Sardinia with a powerful volley and he would turn provider minutes later when he set-up Inter’s second goal which was scored by second half substitute Danilo D’Ambrosio.
“Inter, relaunched themselves, they won an important match which was decided by only one player, Barella, a tiny universal Ronaldo.
“Di Francesco helped him a lot by playing with four pure forwards, and only two defenders,” he explained in his column for Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera, which appeared in yesterday’s print edition of the Milanese news outlet.
Barella joined Inter from yesterday’s opponents in the Summer of 2019 and has been one of Inter’s most consistent and best performers in the time since.
This season the 23-year-old, who is under contract with the club until 2024, has made 17 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored one goal and provided five assists.