Tuesday April 9 2019
Mancini: Too much Kean pressure

Italy CT Roberto Mancini has urged the media to avoid putting ‘too much pressure’ on Juventus striker Moise Kean.

Kean’s run of goals for Italy and Juve in recent weeks have seen him become the talk of the peninsula, but Mancini believes the 19-year-old must be allowed to focus on his football.

“Zaniolo will make his decision. I just hope he keeps improving,” he told Radio Italia.

“You don't have to put too much pressure on Kean, he can’t solve all our problems by himself.

“We still need to improve a lot. We’re only at the beginning of this journey. The road is the right one and we must go on like this.

“Some of our young players will give Di Biagio a hand to win the European [Under-21] Championship.

“If Vialli comes then I’ll be happy, but I would also be happy if he were to become Samp’s President.”

The former Inter boss was then asked about the refereeing controversy in Serie A at the weekend.

“The problem of handballs will be no more from next season, given everything will be considered a penalty if it’s in the box,” he added.

“There was a problem with VAR last weekend, but it must be said that technology has solved more problems than created them.”

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