Vito Doria Date: 21st May 2021 at 8:00pm
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was surprised but also proud of his selection for the squad by coach Roberto Mancini.

The tactician has named a provisional squad of 33 players for the and they will feature in a friendly against San Marino on May 28 before the final list of 26 is submitted on June 1.

“It is a source of pride that I share with all those who have helped me,” Raspadori told Il Corriere dello Sport. “I haven’t talked to Mancini yet but I want to thank him.

“I feel ready because the values that my family and have passed on to me mean that I’m always ready on a psychological level.”

The 21-year-old has been compared to former heroes and Salvatore Schillaci, and he has the desire to emulate them.

“I hope so and I will put my best on the field if I am called into question,” Raspadori said.