The Italian defender produced a few great performances lately. Mancini is confirming the expectations of those who have always believed in his quality (Stats).
He struggled to find the necessary playing time but the Italian defender is now a starter and a great certainty for the Giallorossi. Although Gianluca Mancini can and must still improve a lot, the former Atalanta man is producing very good performances close to Smalling.
The 23-year-old from Pontedera (Italy) is a solid reality, a player able to lead the defensive plays even when a former Manchester United defender is close to him. Everyone expected to see Smalling managing the backline with his great experience but nowadays the situation is different.
In his last three matches played, Gianluca Mancini made 337 touches. His spells against Cagliari, Liechtenstein, and Sampdoria are definitely remarkable. The following stats confirm his efficiency and improvements.
Gianluca Mancini | Stats
- Touches: 102
- Accurate passes: 87.8%
- Aerial duels (successful): 13 (11)
- Ground duels (successful): 6 (4)
- Touches: 119
- Accurate passes: 95.5%
- Aerial duels (successful): 5 (2)
- Ground duels (successful): 1 (1)
- Touches: 116
- Accurate passes: 88.3%
- Aerial duels (successful): 6 (4)
- Ground duels (successful): 3 (1)
(Stats by SofaScore)