“In Naples we will find great enthusiasm. On 23 March we need to start the road towards the European Championship well because we are not an easy group”
“Naples is perfect for this match”. Roberto Mancini is already at Maradona for Italy-England. “We will find a city full of enthusiasm. And since the group is not easy, we need to start well”. For the appointment of 23 March with the European Championship qualifiers, the coach expresses the hope “of recovering everyone” and in particular has a word for Bonucci and Raspadori because “Raspa has become a decisive player for us even if he plays in Naples and not plays”. Well, is this a general problem on which Mancini spends more than a word? “The Italian teams are certainly going ahead in Europe, and this is excellent news, unfortunately there are few Italians on the field with the Italians…”. Mancini praises Gnonto who at “19 years old is a starter in the Premier League with Leeds is no small thing” and hopes that Zaniolo can make the most of his experience in Turkey. Finally, another indication for England: “Experiments? I don’t think so, we need people who know this game well.”
The coach spoke on the occasion of the presentation of the agreement which names Telepass as the top partner of the Italian national teams. The Atlantia group company will accompany Mancini’s Italy right from the match in Naples and then the Azzurri in this summer’s world expedition to Australia and New Zealand. Coach Milena Bertolini is optimistic: “The signs are positive, we are growing. The European Championship has left some slag but now we’re overtaking it”. With the federal president Gabriele Gravina were the CEO of Telepass, Gaetano Benedetto, the president of Atlantia, Giampiero Massolo, and the president of Edizione, Alessandro Benetton. The agreement will last until 2026. “We have won four World Cups but a fifth and a few Europeans wouldn’t be bad…”, says Massolo. And Mancini himself adds that by now the disappointment of the elimination is an archived page and the dream of bringing the World Cup back to Italy can start again.
March 1, 2023 (change March 1, 2023 | 5:01 pm)
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