The 24-year-old has been named as “The best midfielder in Italy” by the Italian press.
displayed a spectacular performance inInter
’s Friday match againstFiorentina
. The Italian midfielder scored the opener for Antonio Conte’s team in the 31st minute and continued his solid performance throughout the match. Barella has developed himself into a key player for Inter and the Italian newspapers have hailed his recent form.
“Dragowski prevents him scoring a goal that was practically already in the net,”
Corriere dello Sport.
“So he tries again, picking his spot carefully and placing the ball where the Viola goalkeeper simply cannot reach. Exponential growth of a total midfielder.”
La Gazzetta dello Sport
hailed the player’s contribution to the team’s defense in addition to his attacking qualities.
“What everyone can see: the goal, a real pearl. What his teammates feel: constant support in any phase of the game. What the opponents can sense: a Number 23 seemingly in every area of the pitch.
“What Conte now appreciates even more: a yellow card hanging over his head that Nicolò has learned to control in a way he couldn’t before.
“Final result: the best midfielder in Italy, who would be well suited to many of Europe’s most prestigious jerseys, who now even scores regularly.
“Irreplaceable for Conte: the Nerazzurri’s Scudetto chances depend on his performances.”