Roberto Mancini, coach of the Italian national team, announced the list of the Azzurri that will face Spain, on Wednesday evening, October 6, at the “San Siro” in the semi-finals of the European Nations League.
The list of the Italian national team included 23 players in preparation for the site, which recalls the confrontation that brought the two teams together in the semi-finals of the last European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, which ended with the Italians winning on penalties.
The Italy squad list is as follows.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa).
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Lyon), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta).
Midline: Nicolo Barilla (Inter), Brian Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain).
offensive line: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giacomo Rasbadori (Sassuolo).
In a related context, Italy coach Roberto Mancini confirmed that the Azzurri could win the European Nations League, but warned: “We do not want to do like the English who got a tattoo of the European Nations Cup 2020 without achieving it.”
Mancini wants to lift another trophy with the Azzurri, but warns his players: “A little myth is always needed, you can’t do like the English who have already tattooed the Euro 2020 trophy without achieving it.”
He added, in statements to the Italian “Calciomercato” network: The Nations League is an important tournament, we play in Italy, so we hope to win it. In November, there will be the last two World Cup qualifiers in Qatar 2022. After these last matches, we can say something.