Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella has spoken about the feelings that playing in front of fans gives him now that crowds are back in stadiums.
Speaking in the official matchday program for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid tomorrow, the midfielder opened up about the emotion that playing in front of supporters gives him.
The Nerazzurri, like all football clubs, were forced to play more than a season without fans in stadiums, as the pandemic forced all football matches to be conducted behind closed doors.
Even though the Nerazzurri enjoyed a positive season culminating in their first Scudetto win in eleven years, the overall impression was dulled somewhat by the lack of fans to react to the team.
Barella is glad to have the supporters back, and the 24-year-old finds performing for fans to be a special feeling that motivates him to be at his best, and will enjoy the home crowd at the San Siro tomorrow.
“At San Siro I felt very strong emotions, hearing the whole stadium cheering on my goals was an incredible moment that makes me shiver even today. It’s an injection of adrenaline.”
The 24-year-old also spoke about his relationship with his teammate Marcelo Brozovic, stating that “He is a genuine person, we’ve developed a real and sincere friendship. On the pitch we understand each other, he always helps me and I always try to give him a hand.”