The coach of the Italian national team is happy for Zaniolo, a great talent who can be useful to his country as well. Mancini believes in the quality of the prodigious Roma midfielder.
Together with Chiesa, Nicolò Zaniolo is the best Italian talent out there. Roma made a great pick last summer when Monchi included him in the deal that brought Radja Nainggolan to Inter. The impact of the youngster on the Italian league has been simply unbelievable.
Roberto Mancini knows Zaniolo very well. He was talking about him even when the youngster was doing good things in the lower leagues. Nowadays, he is a reality of Italian football and Roma can rejoice.
“I called him up because I was following his performance at the U-19 European cup. I really like him. We believe he can be a player for the future. But Di Francesco is great because he gave him a chance to play. He is improving match after match and this is good for us,” said Roberto Mancini in the press conference at Coverciano.
“He was not playing in September but now he is a starter for Roma. If you can play at Roma and in the Champions League, it means that you can do so with the national team as well. He had a fast and perhaps unpredictable growth. He is a modern midfielder. Now he must go ahead on the right path working hard. He has great physical and technical quality,” concluded the coach of the Azzurri Mancini.