"There are reasons, everyone talks without knowing anything. The door is open to everyone, players who have been missing for some time have been called up, but those who have not been called up are for more than valid reasons."
Coach Roberto Mancini responded to Sky Sport regarding the failure to call up Zaniolo and Zaccagni in the first two outings of the national football team for the Euro 2024 qualifiers. "We have an old guard
which according to many is old, but I I don't think that's the case - added Mancini - Some players are in full maturity and unfortunately they play a lot of games, they arrive and sometimes they are really tired and therefore this can be a problem. We are inserting young players who need time. Some of them they don't even play on their own teams."
The selector also spoke of the call from Retegui (Argentine striker naturalized Italian) who scored two goals.
If the forwards "we could find them in Italy, we'd be happier...
Unfortunately that's the case at the moment: among the top seven in Serie A, only Lazio have an Italian centre-forward, or rather Immobile. Then everyone can say what they want, but for that As far as I'm concerned, he leaves the time he finds. If we find good players, we evaluate them, study them and then make decisions."