A report in the Italian press reveals how Inter Milan star Nicolo Barella hit his stride in the second half of the season.

The Italian started his campaign on a relatively slow note when taking into account his high standards.

At the time, some fans and observers backed summer signing Davide Frattesi to replace him in the starting formation.

Nevertheless, the Sardinian has been operating on a whole different level in the last few months. He has now re-established his status as a true pillar for both club and country.

So what’s behind the midfielder’s mid-season revival?

According to Il Corriere dello Sport via FcInter1908, it all began with the yellow card he earned in the final of the Italian Super Cup against Napoli.

This booking ruled Barella out of the following Serie A contest against Fiorentina. His suspension meant that he had to remain out of competitive action between January 23rd and February 4th.

As the source reveals, the Italian took the opportunity to undergo a 10-day training program.

This maneuver bore its fruits, with Barella regaining his optimal physical condition.

Since then, the former Cagliari man has been delivering superb displays for the Nerazzurri. He also earned the plaudits for a grand performance in the friendly between Italy and Ecuador.

Mid-Season Training Program Revived The Campaign Of Inter Milan Star Nicolo Barella

Even following the disappointing Champions League exit, Barella didn’t allow himself to get despaired. Instead, he continued to deliver the goods on the pitch while relying on his high energy levels.

The midfielder remains focused on sealing the Scudetto title with Inter before turning his attention to defending the European crown with Italy in the summer.

The 27-year-old has thus far contributed with two goals and seven assists in 40 appearances in all competitions this season.

His contract with the Nerazzurri runs until 2026, but the management is eager to push back the deadline to 2029.