Roberto Mancini, technical commissioner ofItaly, is told to SportsWeek a few days before the start of the European Championships, at his first competition as coach in Light blue: “My greatest merit is honesty. The defect? Perhaps too much sensitivity, in certain situations I should have managed it better. Modify myself a little. The song of my life? Lucio Dalla 1979, The year to come: that who was saying ‘Dear friend, I am writing to you so I get a little distracted’. I had recently left Jesi, when I was 13 and a half, almost 14. I had left home and my friends to move to Bologna, alone, in a grand city and that song kept me company “.
THE IDOLS – “Two: Michael Jordan in sport and in the world Pope Woijtyla”.
HOMOSEXUALITY – “What do I think? It’s like heterosexuality, I am for freedom, in all things in life. I have lived very badly this last year of limitations, very badly. And today I think, even more than I already thought, that people must be free, always. I don’t have any kind of problem. ”
BEAUTY – “I don’t see it, I don’t pay attention to it … I’m happier like this. People are all beautiful, beauty is not only external. You can have an aesthetic defect, but a heart of gold and this can make you more beautiful than many others”.
THE CONGRATULATIONS ‘- “I think of the luck of having been able to play football as a child, it was my dream. It is the best job in the world. And to be able to work today with young people, always in football.”
THE FRIEND – “There aren’t many friends, otherwise it would be too simple. And those few friends one has must keep them close. I have my friends from Sampdoria, whom I consider brothers.”
WHAT NOT TO DO – “Refusing to go to the ’94 World Cup”.
THE DREAM – “The last one I did? Italy beat Brazil 1-0. But I don’t know where we were. It can’t be the European …”.