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Greatest Roberto Mancini quotes, A complete collection

Tue 27 July 2021 | 7:30

In the following article, we will review the complete collection of the greatest Roberto Mancini quotes, including his comments on life and football.

Born in Jesi,

Italy

, Roberto Mancini is one of the greatest managers in Italy's history. The Italian manager has led his country out of one of the darkest chapters in their football history. In fact, Italian fans have enjoyed watching their team more than ever because the team has loved playing together under Mancini. The 56-year-old manager began his managerial career at Fiorentina in 2001, when he was just 36 years old, winning a Coppa Italia title. The subsequent season he was appointed as a Lazio manager, where he helped the club win another Coppa Italia title.

In 2004, the Italian manager was named Inter Milan's manager, winning three consecutive Serie A titles, a club record. After over a year away from football, Mancini became Manchester City manager in 2009, helping the club win the first major trophy in 35 years, the FA Cup in the 2010–11 season, and win the 2011–12 Premier League title, their first league title in 44 years.

Roberto Mancini

went on to manage Galatasaray and Zenit. Following the failure of Italy to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Roberto Mancini was named as a manager of the Italian national side, helping Azzurri win their second-ever European Championship at Euro 2020.

From 2002 to 2014, in every season Mancini has been a manager, he has reached at least a semi-final of a major national cup competition. Since he is one of the best managers of all time, his behavior and words have an incredible impact on football lovers. In the following article, we will review the

greatest Roberto Mancini quotes

.

A complete collection of Roberto Mancini greatest quotes

Time to take a look at the complete collection of Roberto Mancini quotes, including his most famous Inspirational quotes.

Famous Roberto Mancini Quotes on Euro2020

As all football fans know, Italy lifted their second European Championship trophy, which was their first major international trophy since their 2006 FIFA World Cup win. With the victory in the final under Roberto Mancini, the Italian national team completed a great turnaround, who had failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Italian manager brought Azzurri back to a world-class level, and Roberto Mancini has delivered a major trophy within three years. The Azzurri is now unbeaten in 34 straight international matches. It is interesting to review

famous Roberto Mancini quotes

on Euro 2020.

After Italy national side became the first side to reach the knockout stage, Roberto Mancini said:

"In the European Championship there’s France, Portugal and Belgium – one of those are world champions, another are European champions and the other are the number one ranked side in the world."

"These are teams who have been built over a number of years and it’s only natural they are further along than us but everything can happen in football, you shouldn’t take anything for granted."

"Every match is difficult, you always have to go out there and play. I’ve been fortunate in that I have had some very good players who like playing the game, they enjoy being out there and like taking risks. The players are the ones who deserve the credit. I try to explain my thought process and there is still a long way to go."

After winning the title, Mancini said in tears:

"That was the emotion that happens after achieving something incredible, of seeing the guys celebrate, the fans celebrating in the stands. It was seeing everything we have managed to create, all the work we have put in over the last three years and specifically in the last 50 days, which have been very hard."

“We have got on very well, there have never been issues and the players deserve credit for that. Not just on the pitch, they did a brilliant job there, but I think it is the fact we have been able to forge this team spirit. They have created something that can never be separated going forward. They will always be synonymous with this triumph because they have so much respect for one another."

Roberto Mancini Inspirational Quotes

Undoubtedly, Roberto Mancini is one of the best Italian managers of all time. The Italian manager holds several records, such as most consecutive Coppa Italia finals from 2004 to 2008. During his time as an Italian national team manager, Mancio has developed a reputation for creating a winning machine, and also Italy has played more attractive football. May these

Roberto Mancini inspirational quotes

help you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

"Sometimes a player thinks it's enough what they did the year before and doesn't understand that every day they should improve."

"In Italy, some managers want distance from the players, the Fabio Capello style, but that is not my way. I am more like Carlo Ancelotti. There are aspects of the players' behaviour I do not understand, but I want them to respect our situation. If they do that, I have a lot of respect for them, too, and I will do everything to help them."

"I played for Bologna in Serie A when I was 16, and those experiences made me this person. Just as importantly, I never played for a big club. My teams were normal, ordinary, but through hard work, we became successful."

"When you work, you know you can have some problem with the players. This is normal because the manager wants the players to work hard, play well, and the players should understand this."

"I like English football because you play all the games from the start of the Premier League to the very last game always 100%. Even when squads in the last two or three games have just been relegated, they still play 100%."

"I have very good memories of Leicester. I only played five games, but I enjoyed working for the manager and with the players. It wasn’t long enough, but I made lasting friendships all the same."

Roberto Mancini quotes on life in football & his style

Roberto Mancini, widely known as Mancio, was one of the best forwards in Italian history. The Italian legend was born in Marche and then moved onto the mountain town of Roccadaspide. He began his career at Bologna and went on to play at Sampdoria, where he played more than 550 matches. The Italian Forward helped the team win four Coppa Italia titles, the Serie A league title, and the European Cup Winners' Cup. So, it is interesting to review Roberto Mancini quotes on life in football & his style.

"Football was my passion as a child, my dream. I made my Serie A debut with Bologna at the age of sixteen in 1981, and my story with football continues today, forty years later. When I started playing football everything was different, football was different and the world around it was different: what hasn't changed is the passion – the passion of those who play, those who coach, and those who follow their beloved team. I remember very well that Aguero moment, it was incredible for everyone after 50 years."

"I love to breathe in the sea’s air, fill my lungs with its scent, and my throat with its taste. I lived for many years in Genoa, a city that’s truly unique, a seaside city but also a secret city of corners, views, suggestions. My house was near a sea cliff. Whenever the weather got stormy, big splashes of water would hit my terrace: white, very fast, incredibly powerful. My terrace was up on the fifth floor of that building. Imagine that."

"We Italians are born with the good fortune of being surrounded by unique nature. The beauty of the sea represents a special kind of beauty: it surrounds you, and constantly surprises you. The more you know the sea the more you love it – and the more you learn to respect it. It’s a beauty that surrounds you with the colour blue. With silence. With freedom. The beauty of the sea is a beauty that is suddenly transformed. The stillness ends, and you’re made aware of the water, of its infinite power."

"I love to breathe in the sea’s air, fill my lungs with its scent, and my throat with its taste. I lived for many years in Genoa, a city that’s truly unique, a seaside city but also a secret city of corners, views, suggestions. My house was near a sea cliff. Whenever the weather got stormy, big splashes of water would hit my terrace: white, very fast, incredibly powerful. My terrace was up on the fifth floor of that building. Imagine that."

"We Italians are born with the good fortune of being surrounded by unique nature. The beauty of the sea represents a special kind of beauty: it surrounds you, and constantly surprises you. The more you know the sea the more you love it – and the more you learn to respect it. It’s a beauty that surrounds you with the colour blue. With silence. With freedom. The beauty of the sea is a beauty that is suddenly transformed. The stillness ends, and you’re made aware of the water, of its infinite power."

"Being out at sea, on a boat – that’s absolute freedom. You can hear yourself think. No one else is there – you, and all that blue. The air, the water. The sea, it’s also part of our heritage. Precisely for this reason we have the responsibility to respect and protect nature, this very special heritage that has been entrusted to us. Because there is no spare, no replacement nature if we eventually damage this one beyond repair."

Greatest Roberto Mancini quotes on his childhood and family

Born on 27 November 1964, the Italian manager was raised a devout Roman Catholic by his parents Marianna and Aldo. When he was at the youth team, there was an important game that took place at the same time as his first Holy Communion. The local priest suggested he should maybe go and join his teammates. Roberto’s early days is a charming story, so it is interesting to review

best Roberto Mancini quotes

on his childhood.

“Jesi is a town in Italy, not too far from the sea,” he began. “It has a population of around 45,000 people so it’s not exactly small - it’s not far off an average home game attendance at the City of Manchester Stadium, I suppose."

"My mother worked as a nurse and my father worked as a carpenter and also did masonry, so it was a nice steady home life."

"My father was an enthusiastic amateur and he played, but not professionally. He loves football and I think he wanted me to be a footballer because of the life it could possibly give me and because of the pleasure it had given him."

"When I was small, we used to go to the football pitch at the back of our home and play every day after school. We’d practice, practice, practice and if he was busy, I’d play with my friends instead. They were very happy days for me."

"My father had a friend in Bologna and eventually, I think he thought I might have a future in the game so he told him that he felt I was worth a trial. Bologna had a terrific reputation for nurturing young talent and an academy that is not dissimilar to the one we have here at City."

"They gave me my chance to show what I could do and after playing for just one hour, they decided they wanted to sign me. I was just 13 and that meant moving to their residential academy some 200km away."

"It was a very difficult period of my life because I was very young and was a long way away from my parents and friends. It was something I had to get through because obviously, I wanted to be a footballer and that involves making sacrifices, but it was very hard, too."

"As a boy my idols were Juventus,” he smiled. “They are one of the most popular teams in Italy and from around the age of six, I would travel with my father to watch them play every home game. It would take us 10 hours on the bus to get from Jesi to Turin, but I have very happy memories of those times."

"Up to around 13 years ago there were only two channels in Italy so football wasn’t on TV all the time like it is today. It made going to the matches even more special and so when I would go to the Stadio delle Alpi to watch Juve, I would get very emotional because it meant so much to me."

"We spoke about football all the way there and all the way back. I remember my first European Cup game for Juve, the first league game – everything! Great memories...."

"I made my debut for Bologna when I was just 16-years-old – very, very, young to be playing Serie A football – but I did well and scored nine goals during my first season. Despite this, we were relegated and I was sold to Sampdoria."

"In truth, I could have gone to almost any top club in Italy, including Juventus, because they all expressed an interest in signing me. Sampdoria had a wonderful chairman and I liked the challenge of going to a club who had never won any major honours before. In all honesty, I’m not sure why I didn’t choose Juve considering my allegiance to them."

Best quotes by Roberto Mancini on footballers

We wrap up our article on the Roberto Mancini quotes by reviewing the

best quotes by Roberto Mancini

on famous footballers.

On Cristiano Ronaldo

"We'll call the police! He's a top player and he deserves to win the Ballon D'Or. He scored so many goals last year and that helped them to finish above Barcelona."

On Mourinho's 2010 Champions League

"Mourinho won the Champions League because he took a good team. It's funny because my [Inter] team in the final had Lucio, Thiago Motta, Diego Milito, Samuel Eto'o, Goran Pandev and Wesley Sneijder. From 11 players, he didn't work with six of them. So he made a five-a-side team because I played with only five players from his team."

On Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"Zlatan will be remembered as one of the greatest forwards of all time. I put him on the same level as Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He won the league title wherever he went, scoring a ton of goals. He's done well at Milan too, this season, but I don't know what his plans are for the future."

On Mario Balotelli

"If we want to talk about Mario the football player, we can put him in the first five players in the world. I hope for him, for football in general, we arrive at the day when Mario has changed completely his mind because after this he becomes one of the best three players in the world, like Messi, like Cristiano Ronaldo. The problem is because of his age, he can make some mistakes. He's Mario. He's crazy - but I love him because he's a good guy. I am happy for him because he scored two important goals, because he played well, because he was serious on the pitch."

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