ROMA – “The emotion is certainly incredible, it is exciting to make such a long journey. Something that you cultivate over time, a dream that has been built and that I wish many young people”. Manuel Locatelli he spoke thus to the official channels of the FIGC a few days before the start of the European Championship, recalling his path in blue, from the youth team to the national team. “Me and Cutrone – goes on – we have lived many adventures together, as well as with Stretcher. I was captain of the Under 21 team with Nicolato, I was very pleased to receive that band because we had come out badly from a European. He immediately made me feel like a protagonist and for that I managed to perform well. The debut in National A was an incredible moment, Netherlands–Italy it was really fantastic. My companions who saw me for the first time but were already applauding me. And then the emotion of the first goal 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 together. Always go Azzurri! “.