Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella is happy after his striker in the Nerazzurri’s 3-0 Serie A win over Napoli.
The 26-year-old gave his thoughts to Italian broadcaster DAZN after the match, via FCInterNews. He also opened up about the Serie A title race against Juventus.
Inter got a big statement win this evening.
The Nerazzurri left the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona with three points after scoring three goals without replay against reigning Italian champions Napoli.
It’s a stadium that Inter had last won at in 2020. And that was the only time that the Nerazzurri had won in Naples in the last seventeen years, prior to this evening.
But Inter produced a fine display with some excellent goals to brush the champions aside.
There were certainly some moments when Inter had to suffer.
Particularly in the first half, the Partenopei applied intense pressure as they searched for a goal.
But in the end Inter held firm. And they showed all of their quality in the final third with some clinical goals.
Barella scored his first of the season, and did so in some style.
The former Cagliari midfielder danced past the Napoli defense with a series of deft touches.
Nicolo Barella Reacts To Napoli Win, Serie A Title Race Vs Juventus
Barella said of his teammates, “I have to thank them.”
“In a difficult moment that I hadn’t really gone through before, they gave me their support and still made me important,” he said of his teammates keeping his confidence up during his goal drought.
“My goal is for them, and for my family.”
Of the win over Napoli, Barella said that “They’re Italian champions for a reason. We had to defend deep and keep our shape at times because they have quality.”
“But today we showed that we want to do great things, and we’ll fight until the end.”
And as far as the title race against Juventus, Barella remarked that “It’s still a long season.”
“We’ve gone through that and seen how it is twice,” the 26-year-old went on.
“Once we won the title, and the other time we lost.”
“Juve are maybe the toughest team for us to come up against. So it’s to be expected that we’ll have to struggle.”
“But here we gave a great account of ourselves,” Barella added.
“But still, it’s a long season. And anything can happen.”