Italy are set to kick off their World Cup 2022 qualification campaign against Northern Ireland in Parma on Thursday night and Azzurri fans are in for a treat.
Roberto Mancini’s men will aim to bring joy to fans of Italy and Italian football in what has been an otherwise underwhelming year for Serie A clubs in Europe so we’re in for a treat.
“Italy give us the most beautiful football,” journalist Alberto Polverosi told Il Corriere dello Sport.
“We were left deluded by our clubs but Mancini has created a real squad, with a strong brand of football and with clear ideas.
“He’s created a squad that we can all be proud of.”
Polverosi then detailed why he believes Azzurri fans should be excited.
“The fact that our teams were eliminated [from the Champions League] could be worrying, but it isn’t at all,” he said.
“So far, Mancini’s reign has seen Italy grow and win, playing a technical and intelligent style of football.”