Mancini pleased to have Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo with Italy

Italy manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that he is pleased to work with the likes of Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo, who have enjoyed breakthrough seasons with their respective clubs this term. Kean has played his part in Juventus’ eighth successive Serie A title this term while Zaniolo has been crucial to Roma’s push for the top four during the second half of the season.

In a report covered by Tuttosport, Mancini said that he has been pleased with the development of the duo and suggested that the national team requires such kind of players, he told the publication: “Risk that Kean is not injured? He knows the way: work hard and work hard. He is a good boy, he has quality and he was lucky enough to emerge at a time when the national team needs young people like him or Zaniolo. Zaniolo? We are the people of genius, of inventiveness and of great discoveries. I like to explore talent and now I am lucky not to have to buy anyone, but I can choose, discover and punt.”
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Italy would not be playing in the World Cup next year – the first time they will fail to qualify for the World Cup in sixty years. The Italians lost their spot to Sweden in the playoff as they could not crack their opponents.

Aside the failure to qualify, the Azzurris have other problems. One of which is aging in the team when the next World Cup comes around. The squad members would be advanced in age so the team would need to scout for fresher talents and integrate them.
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