Barella: ‘2021 is not a year I will forget in a hurry’

Tue 14 September 2021 | 17:41

Nicolo Barella looked back over some of his previous games in the Champions League ahead of Inter’s game against Real Madrid tomorrow.


are going to begin their European campaign tomorrow against Real Madrid at San Siro. It will be sold out but only at 50 percent capacity because of the COVID restrictions.

Euro 2020 winner

Nicolo Barella

talked about his previous games in the Champions League, particularly his first goal during their 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague.

“I felt such strong emotions at San Siro, hearing the whole stadium celebrating for my goal was an incredible moment that still gives me goosebumps to this day,”

Barella said in the Matchday Programme.

“It was like being injected with pure adrenaline at that moment.”

He was on target again for Italy in their 2-1 quarter-final win against Belgium.

“I was coming off a bad performance and that goal was important for the team. It took us towards the semi-final and one of the great sensations in a fantastic journey.

“It has to be said, 2021 is not a year I will forget in a hurry. Winning the Scudetto and the European Championship was so exciting, difficult, and enjoyable at the same time.”

Barella has a good relationship with his teammate Marcelo Brozovic, mostly played out on social media with them chasing each other around with anything from water pistols to cars.

“He’s a really genuine person. We understand each other on the pitch too and always try to help each other out.”

source: SportMob