“Definitely an incredible emotion, to make such a long journey is exciting. It is a dream that has been built, which I wish all the guys”. So Manuel Locatelli, midfielder of the National, told the official channels of the FIGC about his journey in the national team a few days before the start of the European Championship. A journey that began by going through the whole process of the youth teams.
“Cutrone and I – he continues – have lived many adventures together, as well as with Barella. I was captain of the Under 21 team with Nicolato, I was very pleased to receive that armband because we had come out badly from a European championship. I managed to do well for that too. The debut in National A was an incredible moment, Holland-Italy was really fantastic. My teammates who saw me for the first time but were already applauding me. And then the emotion of the first goals in the national team, something unique. I never forget the path taken to get here, it’s nice to have arrived here to play a European championship together. Always go Azzurri! “