Training day in the technical center of Coverciano, where today the internship of theItaly. To lead him there is obviously the technical commissioner Roberto Mancini who spoke at a press conference this afternoon to comment on the state of form of the national team and have his say on some players present at the Azzurro retreat. Let’s read his statements (source: calciomercato.com).
On the call of Mario Balotelli:
“I wanted to thank the clubs that gave us the opportunity to have the boys here, it wasn’t a FIFA date and so thanks for being available. It is a fair internship given the last few months, we have to evaluate many situations and Mario’s is one of them; it is also right to evaluate those who have not been called for a long time like Balotelli or others “.
On Insigne in Toronto and the prospects for the World Cup:
“We have the races in March and he is still here, I don’t see any problems. And not even for those in June. Then there will be a window in September and eventually the World Cup. Talking about it now seems soon to me.”
Balotelli card of despair?
“If despair is the one before the European Championship, that’s fine … Maybe when we’re desperate we give our best, so that’s fine, but I don’t think this is a desperate situation. On a technical level he has always been good, we have to see how he is physically. We have lost sight of him a bit and seeing him live a couple of days can be much more useful. Then a player must also integrate into an already built group, this is another important aspect. He must not promise me anything. , as I don’t have to promise him anything. I think he’s happy to be here and I’ll evaluate him, that’s all. It’s the only way I can see him and the others. “
On Zaniolo’s position:
“For me he is a great attacking midfielder, I keep thinking this. Then he has the physique and the conclusion to play in attack: many things need to be evaluated, as the attacking midfielder gives us the possibility to be stronger. in the offensive phase “.
Su Joao Pedro and Luiz Felipe:
“I know Joao from having seen him play, he has been in Italy for many years. He has important technical qualities, he is a good player and if he is here he can be there. I like Luiz Felipe both here, we think he is a great defender and can have a great future in the Italian national team “.
Finally Mancini took stock of the hierarchies in the role of center forward:
“We have to be ready for anything: between October and November we found ourselves with many injuries, I hope to have them all available. Scamacca? He has technical and physical qualities, it depends on him. Now he is also scoring goals continuously and this is important for a young boy. Anything can be, there may be that he can play. It will also depend on the condition of the players in March “.
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