Legendary former Inter defender Giusppe Bergomi has given his thoughts on current Nerazzurri midfielder Nicolo Barella.

Speaking to Italian news outlet FCInter1908, the Italian declared that Barella has the correct qualities to become a future captain of the Nerazzurri.

The 57-year-old notes that Barella’s technical qualities and attitude are at a very high level, and that he can impact games in the way that a captain should, but he also states that the 24-year-old must improve his discipline going forward.

Despite being obviously very mature as a player in terms of his technical development and athleticism, the former Cagliari midfielder has something of a reputation for protesting refereeing decisions vehemently, sometimes to the point where he receives a yellow card, an element of his game that could be cut out.

However, Bergomi believes that this will come with time, and that the Inter midfielder has a bright future ahead of him:

“He is also very ready to become captain: he only needs to improve in the management of protests. This year at Inter he did fantastically in playing for many games under a caution, managing to avoid a sending-off. We have seen a lot of Conte’s work on him, he must continue on this path.”

“He will be the captain of Inter for ten years because he has everything: technique, inclusion, personality and even the right sensibility. I asked him for a message for a sick child and he didn’t hesitate for a moment in making himself available.”