Roberto Mancini praises Zaniolo’s performance in Italy’s friendly with Albania

Andy Mattioli

Roma attacker Nicolo Zaniolo returned to Italy’s starting line-up in tonight’s victorious friendly with Albania in Tirana.

Zaniolo played as a right winger, hitting the woodwork once. Eventually, he was substituted after 70 minutes of playing time.

Italy manager Roberto Mancini praised his performance in a post-match presser at full time.

“Zaniolo’s performance tonight was very positive,” said the Italian technician.

“Everyone did really well including Zaniolo who hadn’t played for us in a long time.”

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