MILAN – "The goal set at the beginning was to try to qualify for the final phase of the Nations League, we lost in Portugal by setting up a very young team, losing could also be there. But now we have the possibility of being able to beat it then we will see what happens between Portugal and Poland ". So Roberto Mancini two days before the challenge of San Siro against the champions of Europe by intervening in 'Vivo Azzurro', the National's social channel.
"Saturday we aim to play a great game and play well as in the last two races – continued the Italian coach – I want an Italy that also attacks to thank the San Siro audience. I know that many will come to support us and this is very important ".
As a player, Mancini has played two games with the Azzurri shirt at San Siro and still defying Portugal: in December 1987 when he was Azeglio Vicini (Italy won 3-1 with the same Mancini as the assistant for the goal of 2- 0 of Giannini) and November 17, 1993: even then the National team won 1-0 with a network of Dino Baggio.
"Just the date of the match next Saturday – said Mancini – We hope it is a good omen for the Nations League and for the future". That was also the last game that the current coach disputed in Italy with the blue shirt.
Italy-Portugal, the probable formations: ballot between Immobile and Politano
Italy (4-3-3): Gigio Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; F.Chiesa, Immobile or Politano, Insigne. Coach: Roberto Mancini
Portugal (4-3-2-1): Rui Patricio; João Cancelo, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Mário Rui; Rúben Neves, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva; Pizzi, Bernardo Silvia; André Silva. Coach: Fernando Silva.
The summary of the press conference of the #National coach in view of the match of #UEFANationsLeague with the #Portogallo (November 17 at 20.45 #Milano ). #Azzurri #ItalyPortugal #ItaPor pic.twitter.com/2XoYnF2kpC
– Italian National Team (@Vivo_Azzurro) 12 November 2018
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