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Monday August 10 2020
Mancini: 'Pirlo is lucky'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini says Atalanta can ‘play with confidence’ against Paris Saint-Germain and wishes Andrea Pirlo good luck at Juventus. ‘He’s lucky starting at the top’.

Atalanta face the Ligue 1 champions in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this week and Mancini was asked if he thinks the Orobici can go all the way in Europe this term.

“Let’s calm down and think of PSG, who are a great team and have more experience,” Mancini told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday July 23 2020
Mancini unhappy with Lippi return?

Italy CT Roberto Mancini is reportedly unhappy he was not consulted about Marcello Lippi’s FIGC appointment and has offers from the Premier League.

Lippi is set to take on the role of technical director for Italy’s teams, with a view to becoming President of the Coaches’ Association.

However, Corriere dello Sport claims Mancini is disappointed with FIGC President Gabriele Gravina for not informing him of the proposal to bring back the 72-year-old.

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Saturday June 20 2020
Mancini: 'Balotelli throwing talent away'

Italy coach Roberto Mancini confesses he is running out of patience with Mario Balotelli. ‘I hope one day he wakes up and realises he’s throwing his talent away.’

The striker has probably played his final game in a Brescia jersey, as the club is suing him and agent Mino Raiola for ‘slander’, while the player is taking legal action claiming the club excluded him from training.

“I care for him, regardless of all the things he does,” Mancini told RAI Sport.

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Wednesday June 17 2020
Mancini: 'Tempo will take a while'

Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes it’ll take a couple of weeks before we see the tempo return to normal after the long lay-off and hopes fans can be back too.

Mancini spoke to RAI Sport at half-time during the Coppa Italia Final between Napoli and Juventus.

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Wednesday June 17 2020
Mancini: 'We will be ready'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini has praised Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi and expects his Azzurri stars to prepare well for Euro 2020 next year.

The European Championship was postponed due to the global pandemic and Mancini has claimed Italy face a tough challenge in the group including Switzerland, Turkey and Wales next summer.

“We were ready for everyone. Everything was set up,” Mancini told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It wouldn’t have been an easy group, as many thinks, and it won’t be in a year’s time.

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Wednesday June 17 2020
Mancini: 'Gattuso not just a motivator'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini expects a ‘balanced’ Coppa Italia Final, claims Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is more than a driving force and wants to see Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo 'start from the left'.

The Coppa Italia Final is upon us and the Azzurri CT shared his thoughts ahead of the showpiece, when the Bianconeri goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon aims to equal his all-time record of six titles.

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Wednesday June 17 2020
Buffon can match Mancini's Coppa record

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon aims to equalise Roberto Mancini’s record of six Coppa Italia crowns against Napoli on Wednesday night.

The veteran goalkeeper turned 42 in January, but is still flying high, in with a chance of writing history again this evening.

Juventus qualified for the Coppa Italia Final with a goalless draw against Milan last Friday and gifted Buffon the opportunity to protect the Bianconeri goal in yet another Final.

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Tuesday June 16 2020
Cannavaro: 'Buffon is exceptional'

Fabio Cannavaro has praised his former teammate Gianluigi Buffon as an ‘exceptional person’, as the Juventus goalkeeper aims for Roberto Mancini’s record.

The former Italy international has won the Coppa Italia five times and if the Bianconeri overcome Napoli on Wednesday, he will equal Roberto Mancini’s record of six Cup crowns during his career.

Former Napoli and Juventus defender Cannavaro played with Buffon both at club and national level and has hailed the veteran.

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Monday June 15 2020
Mancini: 'Italy will make a good impression'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini has claimed the Azzurri will host a ‘beautiful’ Euro 2020 and ‘make a good impression’ before he listed his top three coaches and players during his career.

The former Sampdoria forward enjoyed a stellar career with Bologna, Lazio and Sampdoria and has been equally successful as a coach.

After having led Italy to the European Championship with 10 wins in 10 games, the Azzurri must wait until next summer as the competition was due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Monday June 8 2020
Mancini: 'Five subs a massive help'

Italy CT Roberto Mancini has claimed the five substitutions ‘will be of massive help’ when Serie A resumes with games every three days.

The Azzurri coach revealed he experienced a difficult period in isolation and has claimed the resumption will be ‘problematic' for the coaches..

“I experienced a bad lockdown and I hope that a similar situation will never happen again,” Mancini told Cn24tv.it.

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