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Mancini: Italian football has progressed but not as much as two decades ago

Roberto Mancini discussed Italy’s upcoming matches in the Nations League, the Champions League final, and the Conference League final during an interview.

The Italian national team is currently preparing for the Final Four stage of the Nations League, with a semi-final match against Spain scheduled for June 15. Depending on the outcome, they may face either the Netherlands or Croatia in the final on June 18.

In addition to the Nations League, there are two club finals to look forward to. Fiorentina will be competing against West Ham in the Conference League final, taking place tonight in Prague.

Furthermore, Inter will be facing Manchester City in the Champions League final, set to take place in Istanbul on June 10. It is worth noting that last week, Roma suffered a defeat on penalties against Sevilla in the Europa League final.

During his interview with Sky Sports Italia, Mancini addressed the upcoming Final Four stage of the Nations League.

Mancini excited about two Italian teams in the final

“It is a great achievement to be at the final phase, it was not an easy group to win with England, Germany and Hungary. We are here, we made choices and unfortunately, some were left out. 

“The rules wanted us to hand in the list even before training, so we don’t know how the guys are coming in.”

He was asked about the Champions League final between Inter and Manchester City.

“I believe that in 90 minutes there is no favorite team. City, looking at the last results, are a fearsome team but against Inter scoring goals isn’t easy, they are an experienced team.”

Roberto Mancini, expressed his best wishes to Fiorentina as they prepare for their Conference League final against West Ham.

“Good luck to Fiorentina and congratulations on the season. The Conference League challenge is indecipherable, difficult to say who will win but let’s hope for Fiorentina.”

Finally, Mancini discussed the recent growth of Italian football and the fact that Italian teams qualified for all three of the European Cup finals.

“Italian football has grown, but we are not what we were 20 years ago, when the greatest in the world played in Serie A. The three finals are a positive sign, as are the many Italians playing in these three teams.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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