Let’s go. It is the day before the last European test for Italy of Roberto Mancini that tomorrow challenges the Czech Republic at the Dall’Ara in Bologna. From the media center of Casa Azzurri the Azzurri coach speaks at 5.15 pm, during the training camp in Coverciano. Follow his words live on Tuttomercatoweb.com.
THE PRESS CONFERENCE BEGINS
Can you tell us about the clear uniform, which was inspired by that of 82?
“I don’t know if that was the motivation … They gave us this uniform and we put it on. If I like it? Yes, yes …”.
Did he call Raspadori as a wild card, also out of superstition?
“He is different from Ciro and Gallo, he could be the future of the national team. He has extraordinary qualities, it was the only motivation. I hope he can enter and do as Paolo Rossi, but I didn’t bring him just for this. 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 is Marco (Verratti, ed) and we will see how he will be in a week. Pessina out was a painful choice like the others, leaving him out … They all deserved to be there for the players and the guys who They are. Tomorrow we will check Sensi, maybe he won’t play the whole game but he will play “.
Did you dissolve the ballot between Immobile and Belotti for the role of 9?
“There are 3 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, he is different from Gallo, from Ciro. For him it will be a great experience, if it is useful we will see it during the tournament. For tomorrow we will 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 he had a muscle problem “.
Emerson-Spinazzola and Berardi-Chiesa. Does it have hierarchies?
“In the 4 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.”
What match will it be against the Czech Republic?
“The Czech Republic is offensive, press, it will be an excellent test”.
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 the thought goes to his condition. The hope is that he will be well and have no problems in the next few weeks. And then I want to congratulate the Underdog. if it had not been for the expulsion it would not have ended like this. Giacomo, for what he has done in the championship, for his enormous technical qualities that can only improve, has been called “.
Is there anyone among the excluded who was more disappointed?
“It wasn’t easy for anyone. Everyone was upset but they are guys who deserved to be here and will be called up in the future. They will be important players for the national team.”
What will Bonucci and Chiellini give?
“When they are on the pitch they will give their experience. Then the work done in these two years has also come thanks to them, we have made sure that the youngsters fit in faster. This is also thanks to the more experienced”.
Could Donnarumma’s situation affect him?
“Gigio is fine, I don’t think. Psychologically he has no problems, he has been playing at these levels for years, I don’t think”.
How much can the fans help you?
“Tomorrow there will be 1000, it changes little from the 400 … On Rome I hoped there could be many more and I still hope it can change. Playing with the fans is another thing”.
How do you feel ahead of the European Championship?
“I hope I can take Italy even higher at the end of the European Championship, the dream is the Wembley final in London”.
ROBERTO MANCINI’S PRESS CONFERENCE ENDS