Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri calmed down the pressure on Nicolò Zaniolo by warning the Roma starlet “is not the heir” to Francesco Totti.
After two goals for Italy during the 9-1 win over Armenia on Monday, Zaniolo became the youngest Roma player to score for Italy.
It has prompted the former coach to calm down the expectations surrounding the Azzurri talent.
“Zaniolo is not heir to Totti,” Ranieri told the Corriere dello Sport at a meeting between the coaches and referees in Rome yesterday.
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