Ex-Juventus midfielder Marco Tardelli has heaped praise upon Inter’s Nicolo Barella following the 4-0 Azzurri win over the Czech Republic last night, on an Italian broadcast.

Whilst speaking on Rai Sport following the international friendly on Friday night, Marco Tardelli was quick to show his admiration for the ex-Cagliari midfielder who picked up the second goal of the game.

Marco Tardelli cited the tenacious nature of Nicolo Barella’s play, and suggested that him being Sardinian may have something to do with hid determined style of play.

“Barella is a player who never gives up, he is Sardinian and always knows what he wants.”

Something that Marco Tardelli is clearly wary of though is that despite now being 24-years-old, Nicolo Barella does have some immaturities in his game when things are not going how he would like them to.

“Sometimes he is impetuous and takes some admonitions that he could avoid.”

Finally, the man who made 259 appearances for Juventus between 1975 and 1985 suggested that Nicolo Barella has cemented himself as one of the key players in Roberto Mancini’s squad heading into the Euros this summer.

“He is certainly one of the cornerstones of the national team.”