Italy Coach Mancini: They Made Fun of Me About Zaniolo

Everybody is talking about the Roma prodigy Nicolò Zaniolo but Roberto Mancini clarified that he was impressed by the trequartista even before. 

Roma have purchased a prodigious offensive midfielder last summer. Although the fans of the giallorossi were deeply upset by the departure of Radja Nainggolan, the Belgian star is the shadow of himself while the Italian jewel is the best Italian talent out there. Monchi made a magic move when he forced Inter to include Zaniolo in the deal that brought Radja in Milan.

Nowadays, we are admiring the gestures of an amazing player who could become the heir of Totti and Del Piero. But not everybody can say that Zaniolo is a surprise.

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The coach of the Italian national team, Roberto Mancini, had predicted the explosion of Zaniolo’s talent.

Zaniolo? Some people thought I was crazy because I was summoning unknown players [for the Italian national team]. But I got to know something about him and I wanted to see him play. Facts are on my side. He scored a great goal against Torino. He was the best player on the field,” pointed out Roberto Mancini.

Roma have a real prodigy in their hands. Several top-European sides are already chasing Zaniolo. Arsenal are in the front row but the giallorossi are not willing to trade him out.
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