Italy coach Roberto Mancini said Italy aim ‘to win’ Euro 2020 next summer and believes Roma forward Nicolò Zaniolo can ‘recover in time’.

The Azzurri beat Holland 1-0 in their last match, but Zaniolo suffered a second ACL injury in 2020 and is set for another long recovery period.

Mancini’s men impressed during the qualifiers and the coach stressed Italy should always aim to win the biggest championships.


“We go to win, Italy must always start to win, even when we don’t seem to be among the favourites,” Mancini told TgPoste. “With our history, we aim for the maximum result.”

He hopes to have Zaniolo back in time for the championship next summer.

“I spoke to him a few days ago, we hope to see him again as soon as possible,” Mancini added. “He’s a young lad, he has time to recover and join us for the European Championship.”

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