Italy CT Roberto Mancini has praised Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi and expects his Azzurri stars to make strong preparations for Euro 2020, now due for next year.
Mancini is delighted to see some of his stars gain valuable experience in a big game ahead of tonight’s Coppa Italia Final, and two of the Italy internationals who clash tonight are Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi.
“Insigne always served the national squad well. He has found passion and confidence with Gattuso,” Mancini said of captain Partenopei to. “He is the spirit. Napoli gives him a very similar tactical approach to the one he’s had with us, and it definitely helps him.”
Meanwhile, “Bernardeschi has always served us well. He’s fast, he’s good technique and he can play right or left.A lot depends on him too. He must do his best to establish himself at Juventus and play regularly.”
Mancini further encourages the younger players to obtain top-level opportunities, saying that Giovanni Di Lorenzo, who transferred to Napoli last summer, was improved by playing in the Champions League.
Because of the global pandemic, the European Championship was postponed.
Mancini claimed that Italy is facing a tough challenge in the group, including Switzerland, Turkey, and next summer Wales:
“We were all ready for it. Everything had been put in place.
“As others say, it wouldn’t have been an easy party and not in a year’s time.
“Switzerland has traditionally been difficult for us, they have top-club quality players and a strong coach like Vladimir Petkovic who knows us well.
“But we’re still going to be set for next European Championship.”