“Nicolo Barella is our Iniesta”, Gianfranco Zola

By Antoine Rabito on Friday May 17, 2024
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Gianfranco Zola spoke about the forthcoming European Cup in today’s L’Avvenire. The former Birmingham coach spoke about the Italian national team. According to him, the Squadra Azzurra can count on talented players to put in a good performance. He didn’t hesitate to compare Nicolò Barella to Spanish legend Iniesta.

“Italy? A ’10’ and I’ve always sponsored him as such, I’m talking about Nicolò Zaniolo. He’s a bit lost, but with a great coach like Luciano Spalletti, he could rediscover that imagination of talent I admired in his early days. Italy does, however, have one star player, who is also Nicolò Barella. He is our Iniesta. Barella is a great player who gets better every season, and he’s an intelligent man. We have one thing in common. Success hasn’t changed him, he’s still the good lad from Cagliari, with his feet firmly planted on this earth,” he declared.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

Italian soccer fan from France. Everyday, I read the italian newspapers looking for the best informations to share.

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