Mancini: I am ready to invite academy players to the Italian team

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The coach of the Italian national team, Roberto Mancini, has made it clear to young Italian players that their age does not matter. As he has said that he will be ready to invite to the A team the players of the academies that haven’t still debuted for their clubs if he see they’re talented.

Roberto Mancini’s period as Italy’s coach has been characterized by his preference for more young players than for more experienced players.

Finally, the Italian strategist announced that he is ready to give a chance to the talented players who have not yet managed to play in any match for the first team of their club.

“To you young boys, I’m just telling you to be dedicated and train hard. If you have the technical quality and the right character, I am ready to invite you, even if you have not yet made your debut for the first team of your club. “, he said during a conference organized by Bologna.

“I have people on my staff here who monitor the Primavera championship, and if any of the guys stand out, I’m ready to send out invitations to them.”

“Age doesn’t matter to me, technique and character do. That’s how I started my career in Bologna, when I was only 16 and a half years old “.

“It simply came to our notice then that I had found people who trusted me and I was always ready to do that. We have to give young players a chance, let them play and make mistakes.”

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