Mancini: Zaniolo can become an extraordinary player
Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo could develop into an outstanding player.
Nicolo Zaniolo, 20, has been in impressive form since being transferred to Roma from Inter in 2018. Although he suffered a serious knee injury in January.
However, Mancini believes that Zaniolo, who has played five times for the Italian national team, could become a star if he stays focused on his career.
“If he continues to train seriously and live life the way an athlete should, he can become an extraordinary footballer.” Mancini said in an interview with Roma TV.
“He is young and has not played in many games in Serie A yet. So he does not have much responsibility on his shoulders.”
“I do not think he has found his role yet. He can play two or three different roles. He is one of those young players who can improve within a year, he will recover from the injury.
He was expected to miss the European Championships. But the crises caused the race to be postponed to the summer of 2021. Which means Mancini could be counting on Zaniolo.
“Zaniolo can be a very important player. He is still very young and will have another year to improve. My hope is to have all the players available and to have a hard time choosing the team. “, added Mancini.