Word to Italy’s rookie against the Czech Republic, the 35th with the current coach: “I’m still confused, Mancini has given me a great opportunity,” admits Giacomo Raspadori. The attacker born in 2001, a Bolognese debut at the Dall’Ara, knows what awaits him. He talks about it to Mediaset: «It was a very intense month and a half for me. But it is right to have balance and give the right weight to things: I have to take what is happening to me as a starting point. I consider myself a quiet boy, I always think about improving myself. Pressure, if you want to do this job for years and if you do something you love, you have to be able to bear it. “
Mancini wanted him among the 26 called up for the European Championship, waiting for him after the adventure with Nicolato’s Under 21 team. The coach clarified: «I called him for his extraordinary qualities: he could be the future of the national team. Then I hope he becomes our Pablito ». Raspadori is sincere: «The comparison with Pablito is a great thing, but I am already proud to be here».