BRESCIA – He was born in 2000 but already has an international market, Chelsea is ready to do follies just to hire him, and now the call for the national team has also arrived. It's a golden age for Sandro Tonali.
He made his professional debut in Brescia on 26 August 2017, at the age of 17, entering as a substitute in the Serie B away game lost 2-1 against Avellino. On April 28th 2018 he scored his first goal in his career, in a 4-2 defeat against Salernitana in Serie B.
He achieved 19 league appearances during his first season as a professional player, scoring two goals and providing two assists during the Serie B season 2017-18.
This performance brought him a heavy comparison with Andrea Pirlo. Comparison based on the same role in the field but also for the elegance in the play and the team of origin, the Brascia. By virtue of all this path, in November 2018 he was called for the first time in the national selection of Italian football.
With Italy Under 19 took part in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2018, reaching the final of the tournament lost 4-3 after extra time against Portugal.
Style of play
Considered a promising young Italian in his position in the media, Tonali is a director, and is often compared to Andrea Pirlo – who also began his career in Brescia – in terms of movement, coordination, technical qualities, position and play. style. A strong, energetic, creative right midfielder, Tonali usually plays a central or defensive role as a midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation, and shows maturity and character beyond his young age.
– Giacomo Moccetti (@GiacomoMoccetti) 28 September 2018
In an evening of absolute TV boredom I took a look at Crotone Brescia and I immediately saw a good assist by Sandro Tonali, a 18-year-old of whom we will soon hear about # 28settembre pic.twitter.com/F14TMd2PUT
– Alexxandrooooo (@AlexAlyzts) 28 September 2018
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