Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella has been allowed to play with more freedom and license to take a creative role under Simone Inzaghi than he had been last season under Antonio Conte.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who argue that the 24-year-old’s duties have changed compared to what they were last season under the former manager.

Barella has grown into the team since his arrival from Cagliari in the summer of 2019, and he was one of the Nerazzurri’s key players on their way to the Scudetto under Conte.

The 24-year-old followed up this achievement at club level by helping Italy to win the European Championship during the summer, starting regularly and receiving praise for the impact of his performances.

Tuttosport suggest that the style of play that Barella has shown so far this season resembles the role he had at the Euros where he was given the freedom to play creatively, than the more disciplined remit he had under Conte.

With five assists to his name already this season, Barella is showing what he can do in a creative sense, and Inzaghi looks to have found a role for the midfielder which maximizes his potential as a creative force.