Italy boss Roberto Mancini praises Lorenzo Pellegrini’s growth

Andy Mattioli

Italy manager Roberto Mancini praised Lorenzo Pellegrini’s recent performances for the national team following tonight’s scoreless draw against England.

“Pellegrini has his own style of play, he’s neither Giannini nor Totti,” Mancini told reporters in the post-match press conference.

“In my opinion he can become much better because he’s able to cover both ends of the pitch and can score goals,” he continued.

Mancini also pointed out flaws in Pellegrini’s playing style, “Sometimes he loses balls that he should not be losing.”

“If he improves that and a few other things, he can become an exceptional footballer,” he concluded.

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