Conte: Veratti must become a leader for Italy

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)

Italy coach Antonio Conte discussed the Azzurri’s France-based internationals and claimed that the 23-year-old Marco Verratti must step up to become a key figure in the side going into EURO 2016. The former Juventus boss believes the midfielder is already technically at an elite level but feels he could still improve mentally. “Marco is More...

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