From the championship fight to the growth of young people, from summer football to the transfer market: Roberto Mancini 360 degrees in the interview granted to Gazzetta dello Sport. Here are some steps.
Scamacca, Viti and Lucca abroad. Casadei, almost. In Italy, no one has bet heavily on them. Sad?
“But it’s also nice that the most prestigious leagues draw our talents and make them grow. Happy? I’m happy if they play and if they are happy”.
Scamacca starts on the bench at West Ham, Belotti should become an alternative to Roma, Pinamonti has not made the leap into a big one: the picture of the blue 9 becomes more complicated.
“It has been like this for some time. Apart from the Immobile, the big players have foreign center-forwards. On the other hand, there are young people who are growing up”.
“Milan, Inter and Juve in front of everyone. Then I see Rome and Naples”.
The Inter defense has been dancing all summer.
“The 3 points will bring more concentration. The defenders are the same and have always been reliable. The point is another: Lukaku in Italy makes the difference.”
Does Lukaku’s return weigh more than Perisic’s departure?
“Absolutely. Also because Perisic is an extraordinary player, but if Gosens makes Gosens, Inter don’t lose much. They are 2 points behind Milan, not 20. And they have one more Lukaku.”
Batons, even in the national team, paid for safety excesses.
“Bastoni can become a great defender, but he has to give it his all. This is an important season for him too.”
Mancini, what do you ask of the championship that is about to start?
“That Ciro Immobile continues to score many goals; that Pinamonti, if he goes to Sassuolo, as I read, can play an excellent championship; that young people, like Fagioli, can find space to grow in experience and personality; that the coaches look for a brave and fun game; that people can get passionate and find entertainment in football at a socially not easy time; that referees can carry out their job peacefully; and that stadiums are always places of respect and sportsmanship. “.