Wednesday October 10 2018
Barella: 'I expect more of myself'

Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella wasn’t entirely satisfied with his senior Italy debut. “I expect better of myself.”

The 21-year-old played from the start in the 1-1 friendly draw with Ukraine, alongside Jorginho and Marco Verratti.

“These are great champions, they gave me a hand and I hope I helped them tonight,” Barella told Rai Sport.

“I could’ve avoided losing a few balls in midfield today, so I expect better of myself. The Coach makes his choices, but I just hope that he liked my performance this evening.”

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