Barella thankful for Marchisio compliment

Sat 06 February 2021 | 10:05

Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella has expressed his gratitude to Claudio Marchisio for his compliment calling him a complete midfielder.

Nicolo Barella

is believed to be one of Europe’s most promising midfielders, according to former


and Italy player

Claudio Marchisio


The 23-year-old opened the scoring for


in their 2-0 victory over


at the Stadio Artemio Franchi and thanks to the win Inter climbed above city rival Milan ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

“Every victory is important, but after a defeat in the Coppa Italia midweek, we did well to get the result here,”

Barella told Sky Sport Italia


“It’s never easy in Florence, but we proved that we are a great team. It’s also true to say we could’ve sealed it earlier and made the most of some scoring opportunities, but we got the job done.”

Former Juventus and Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio praised Barella on Twitter.

“As an ex-midfielder, I cannot help but admire the constant growth and talent of Nicolò Barella,”

wrote Marchisio


“Such a young player, already mature and complete. Inter fans are fortunate, but even more fortunate is our Italy squad.”

Barella was thankful for Marchisio's compliment and admitted there are still areas in which he needs to improve.

“I thank him, Marchisio was such a great player. I do see myself in him a little bit, even though he scored more goals than I do. I realize that I ought to score more and I can do better. I thank the team because they put me in the position to do everything that I need to.”

source: SportMob