Nicolò Barella salutes injured Stefano Sensi and is waiting for Marco Verratti to recover, but Italy ‘know how to play together and what to do.’

The Inter midfielder was on target during tonight’s 4-0 friendly win over the Czech Republic, along with Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Berardi.

“The important thing was to play well in this test before the tournament. We proved that although we haven’t seen each other for many months, we still know how to play together and what to do,” Barella told RAI Sport.

His Inter teammate Sensi was meant to play, but has pulled out of Euro 2020 with yet another muscular injury.

“I’m sorry for Stefano, I know he had a lot of problems over the last year, but soon he’ll recover and return to being the player we all know he is.

“Unfortunately, that is football, but there is someone ready to step in and replace him for this competition.”

Barella is fresh from winning the Scudetto with Inter, so does he think he’ll be lifting another trophy this summer?

“I don’t know what will happen. I was so proud to win with Inter after many sacrifices and hope to feel that joy again, but first we have a lot of games to play.”

Manuel Locatelli started with Barella and Jorginho in midfield this evening, as Verratti is still recovering from a knee injury he sustained with PSG.

“Thanks to all the hard work we’ve done and the faith the coach has in us, we hope for the best. Of course, we then wait for Verratti, who is a phenomenon.”