Barella will always be ‘grateful’ to Mancini

Tue 18 May 2021 | 10:06

The Inter midfielder expressed his gratefulness to Italy national team manager Roberto Mancini and plans to go ‘all the way’ in this summer’s Euro 2020.

Nicolo Barella

has proven himself as one of the crucial players of


and the


since joining in 2019.

However, the Italy international had his debut with the national team when he was in Sardinia and is grateful to the coach for believing in him despite the jersey he was wearing.

I will always be grateful to him, because he made me a starter without looking at the shirt I was wearing, during my time at Cagliari,”

Barella told

France Football


“He created a relaxed atmosphere, with is not easy given that certain League tensions must be cancelled out.”

The 24-year-old talked about his teammates in the Italy midfield and hailed Chelsea legend Jorginho and PSG’s Marco Verratti.

Jorginho brings order to the game, he passes the ball at the right time,”

Barella continued.

“Verratti, you have to shoot him to take him off.

“He is the talented player of the team, him and [Napoli forward Lorenzo] Insigne. Our target at the European Championship is to go all the way.”

source: SportMob