The coach of the Italian national team is happy for the performances of the Italian clubs on the European stage. Lorenzo Pellegrini could be his new trequartista as well.
Italy are ready to face Ukraine and the coach of the Italian group, Roberto Mancini, spoke to the press ahead of this important match. In the press conference, the Italian manager also focused on Pellegrini’s performance at Roma.
“It’s normal that I will take into consideration the performances of the players in the championship. That helps us. Certain situations could also be replicated in the national team,” said Mancini in reference to Pellegrini‘s role at Roma and about the good physical condition of Bernardeschi and Insigne at Juventus and Napoli.
Almost all the Italian clubs did a great job on the European stage. Juventus, Roma, Napoli, and Inter won their matches in the Champions League and AC Milan collected three important points in the Europa League.
“I’m happy for them. A few Italian players were on the field and they did well.”
Roberto Mancini did not confirm what Francesco Totti said on his autobiography recently released. The legend of Roma had mentioned that the senators of the giallorossi had pushed Rosella Sensi to hire Mancini at Roma but later the club decided to sign Ranieri.
“I do not remember what happened that afternoon. I’ve never had contacts [with the club]. But I knew they were talking, though,” concluded Roberto Mancini.