“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.”