BOLOGNA – Roberto Mancini opens the doors of the Italian national team to everyone.
Every Italian footballer can dream of wearing the blue shirt , even those who have not yet made their debut in the first team.
Those of the coach are not only words but also deeds since he called up Nicolò Zaniolo in the national team when he was still a stranger since he had not yet made his debut in Serie A.
The coach has released the following statements during a direct social with the Bologna youth sector.
Roberto Mancini's declarations are reported by gazzetta.it.
“Zaniolo in blue was no accident.
I saw Nicolò in the finals of the Under 19 European Championship, in which he was sub-category, and I decided to call him.
In that team I had also seen Tonali, Scamacca and Kean.
To you guys I say: 'work hard and train hard', because if you have technical qualities and personality I am ready to call you, even if you have not yet made your debut in the first team.
In my staff there are people who monitor the Primavera championship.
For me, age does not count, technique and personality count.
That's why I started in Bologna at the age of sixteen and a half, thanks to the fact that I found people who trusted me and I'm always ready to do the same.
We must give space to the good young people, let them play and let them make mistakes too ”.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano