“Playing against Cagliari always has a strange effect”


Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella has revealed what it means for him to face his former side Cagliari, according to a report in Italian media.

Speaking in an interview on the Inter podcast To start up, Going through FCInternews, the Sardinian midfielder explained the emotions he feels every time he faces Cagliari after spending five years playing for the senior team there and nine years in the youth academy.

“It will be very emotional because playing against Cagliari always has a strange effect. It’s a very important game for us, a very important game for them. In the last few games, they’re starting to gain points that they couldn’t earn at the start of the year, they’ve found the right balance.

Despite his feelings of affection for Sunday’s opponent, Nicolo Barella is clear that Inter are fighting to win a second straight Serie A title and will need to stay on top of their game.

“We have to fight for the title. This year all points are fundamental and you can’t afford to drop any points on the road it will be a tough game but we want to win.

“We will need the will to win, we will need the skill that we express in the last matches and then we will have to be careful because Cagliari has quality players, especially in front, who score many goals.

“We should try to keep them in their own half to prevent them from starting over and winning the game by finding as many goals as possible.”

Nicolo Barella will think he has to make amends at San Siro on Sunday because he received a Champions League red card against Real Madrid during the week after tackling Eder Militao, whose challenge the forced advertising hoarding.



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