Nicolo Barella, Inter's Gattuso but with better footwork
He didn’t have the best start to his new Inter career, but in a short time Nicolo Barella has managed to become a fundamental contributor to this club. The Nerazzurri midfielder was decisive against Slavia, Milan and Lazio and it is no coincidence.
Last summer, Inter were heavily linked to Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal, Conte’s great desires. They are destined to be on the bench tonight and there is no regret on the part of the Suning’s club. Because the reason is simple: little Barella is now the third pillar in that midfield and has found the best condition. He has become Inter’s go-to option in big matches, as evidenced by performances in the derby and against Lazio.
And so today, Inter have its own version of Gattuso but with better feet than the original. Barella remains very young and must be managed carefully because he tends to waste too much energy on the pitch, as admitted by Conte, but he has everything to become a pillar of Inter for many years, as well as the national team. And tonight is an opportunity to prove it.