Friday March 22 2019
Vieri: Mancini right for Italy

Christian Vieri says Roberto Mancini is the right CT to bring through Italy’s next generation. “After 10 years, I saw them play good again.”

The scorer of 23 Italy goals and an Azzurri representative at two World Cups, Vieri played alongside Mancini at Lazio before working under him at Inter.

“I played with him at Lazio, then he coached me at Inter,” the 45-year-old told BeIN Sports.

“He’s a good Coach, he’s won a lot of trophies, he has a lot of experience, he knows what players think.

“He knows when they’re in trouble, when they’re not in trouble, he knows when to say something to them, and I think with the youngsters, about four months ago they played a friendly game, I text him after the game and said after 10 years, I saw Italy play good again.

“They played good football for the whole 90 minutes. That’s what we want and I think we’re on the right track.

“Like I said, there’s a lot of young players coming up and I think he’s the right Coach for them.”

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