Wed 10 August 2022 | 13:34

Roberto Mancini: "Roma and Napoli have no chance for the Scudetto"

The head coach, who helped Italy win the Euro 2020 a year ago, discussed the new Serie A campaign and suggested that Milan, Inter, and Juventus all had better chances of winning the Scudetto this season than Roma and Napoli.

Despite winning the Euros,


did not make it to Qatar 2022 World Cup after their shocking loss at the hands of North Macedonia Notwithstanding their disappointing campaign, Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina confirmed in March that

Roberto Mancini

will stay.

Speaking to

La Gazzetta dello Sport

, the former Inter manager gave his thoughts on the title race. He said:

“Milan, Inter and Juventus in front of them all. Then I think Roma and Napoli. Real football has to begin, but the Rossoneri’s summer has sent comforting signs. They have Leao who can still grow a lot and the same goes for Tonali.

“For both of them it will have to be the decisive season. The Nerazzurri always have the same defence and three points will bring more concentration, while Lukaku in Italy makes the difference. Plus, if Gosens plays like Gosens, Inter won’t lose much on the left.

“I look at Bastoni who can become a great defender, but he has to go for it. It has to be an important season for him.”


Mancini served


during his playing career, where he found success. He said on his former side:

“I see a Lazio side that can insert themselves in the race for Champions League qualification. Often little change is an advantage if you have the strength of knowledge.

“Immobile? We spoke before the last games. He has never communicated anything to me, so for me there is no problem.”


Mancini praised

Jose Mourinho

's side business during the past summer as


signed quality players like Dybala, Matic, and Wijnaldum.

“Dybala is a great acquisition, technical and not just emotional. I like this Roma very much, because they’re devoted to the game and have bought players who can support that, like Matic and Wijnaldum, who bring strength and balance.

“Mourinho is the ideal coach to tame the risk. He has experience to spare. And in this team, I hope Zaniolo will continue to improve.”



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source: La Gazzetta dello Sport

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