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Mateo Retegui and his first training session with the Italian National Team: why did Mancini call him up and who would he make his debut against?


At a press conference, the experienced 58-year-old Italian coach praised the Tigre striker, calling him 'a hope'.

Mateo Retegui is in Selection mode


Of course, not with the Scaloneta at the Ezeiza property, but the Professional League scorer with Tigre had his first training session with the Italian team this Monday, where coach Roberto Mancini welcomed him and revealed why he




for a double date of the Qualifiers for Euro 2024 in which they will face


, in Naples, and



The 23-year-old striker landed with his father Carlos


Retegui after starting Tigre's 2-0 defeat against Arsenal de Sarandí as a visitor and had a talk with Mancini, who remained in charge despite his absence from the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

Next Thursday, the same day that La


will play a friendly with Panama at the Más Monumental stadium to celebrate the third star achieved in Arab lands, the

Italian National Team 

will begin its journey to try to qualify for Euro 2024 when it faces



In a press conference, Mancini left the door open for the Argentine attacker to quickly start as a starter.

Mateo Retegui already wears the Italian National Team shirt.

Photo: social networks.

We only have three forwards


Scamacca doesn't have 90' ​​legs.

Gnonto always plays but in Italy they didn't want him.

We know Retegui these days


We have been following him for a long time, he has great qualities, he is young,

we did not think that he would say that he was

, but on the contrary.

Young, he can improve a lot, intelligent, nice physique

", quoted the coach.

And he added: "I don't know why but

there aren't many Italian players who score goals.

If we look at the ranking of top scorers, the first Italian striker is (Ciro) Immobile."

With Retegui he may have a specialist, since in the last Professional Soccer League he ended up as the absolute leader of that item after scoring

17 goals


In the current season he leads the table with

6 celebrations

in 8 games played.

The Italian National Team has not lived a great present for a long time, quite the contrary.

Part of the blame, the coach leans towards the lack of Italian footballers in the different positions on the field, except midfield: "Years ago I said that those born in Italy should play in the National Team. But the world has changed and

all The national teams have naturalized players or players from other countries

. We have had players who went through the whole process in the national team and then others took them because they had double passports. We have to do the same. There are

no players in Italy, it cannot be denied


In the event that the footballer plays at least one minute in either of the two official matches, Mateo will no longer be a potable possibility for coach

Lionel Scaloni

in the Argentine National Team.

For the striker, it will be a great opportunity to get fully into the European team.

look too

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The story of Mateo Retegui, the Tigre star who could debut with the Italian National Team in Naples

Mateo Retegui and another Argentine soccer promise summoned by Italy: DT Mancini's explanation

A Selection from another world: the Retegui case and the stories of Argentines who play for other countries

Source: clarin

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