On the eve of Italy-Czech Republic, the last test for the Azzurri before Euro 2020, Roberto Mancini speaks at a press conference.
Did he call Raspadori as a wild card, also out of superstition?
“He is different from Ciro and dal Gallo, could be the future of the national team. It has extraordinary qualities, it was the only motivation. I hope he can come in and do like Paolo Rossi, but I didn’t bring him just for that. I think he can do well in the national team. “
Will the anti-Turkey squad be tomorrow?
“Apart from Pellegrini and Verratti, they are all available, maybe we can let Jorginho rest. But between now and 11 there are still days”.
Are you worried about the midfield?
“We have recovered Sensi, the only one still out is Verratti and we will see how he will be in a week. Pessina out was a painful choice like the others. Everyone would have deserved to be there for the players and the boys who are. Tomorrow we will check Sensi: maybe not he will play the whole game, but he will play at least one piece “.
Did you dissolve the ballot between Immobile and Belotti for the role of 9?
“There are three strikers now: one will start between Ciro and Gallo, then we’ll see. We want to play all the games up to London, we will need both, maybe all three. The physical aspect will also count. Belotti and Immobile they are similar, they would struggle to play together. They are similar in characteristics “.
Will Raspadori play tomorrow? And will the physical condition count in the choices?
“The condition will count. Especially in the first race, we have 8 days, it will be very important. Raspadori … I said it before, it’s different from the Gallo, by Ciro. For him it will be a great experience, if it is useful we will see it during the tournament. For tomorrow we see the conditions, he played 120 minutes 48 hours ago, we will see tonight if it will be better to let him rest. Before the Under 21 it came from a muscle problem “.
Emerson-Spinazzola and Berardi-Chiesa. Are there any hierarchies?
“In the four defense, both Spinazzola and Emerson will play tomorrow. Front right for Berardi and Chiesa will be the same thing. We think Berardi can play tomorrow.”
Again on Raspadori: will he be able to play in Bologna, as a Bolognese?
“We are evaluating his physical condition. I understand that it would be nice for him to make his debut in Bologna, but my thoughts turn to his condition. The hope is that he will be well and have no problems in the coming weeks.”
Could Donnarumma’s situation affect him?
“Gigio is fine, I don’t think he will be conditioned. Psychologically he has no problems, he has been playing at this level for years”.
How much can the fans help you?
“Tomorrow there will be 1000, it changes little from 400 … On Rome I hoped there could be many more and I still hope it can change. Playing with the fans is another thing”.
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