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'NO LOVE FOR HIM' Wayne Bridge ‘HATES’ Roberto Mancini, blasts Italy manager for Man City tactics and claims players won him the league

Posted Saturday, July 17, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk46 hits

The 40-year-old moved to the Etihad in 2009 at the same time as the now Azzurri boss took charge of the Cityzens. Roberto Mancini guided Italy to Euro 2020 joy against England Credit: Getty Former Cityzens defender Wayne Bridge says the defeat hurt him more than most Credit: Getty After initially featuring regularly at left-back, he was soon out-of-favour and was shipped out to West Ham, Sund...Full Story »

Italy boss Roberto Mancini has England Euro 2020 final fear

Posted Sunday, July 11, 2021 by Express.co.uk61 hits

The former Manchester City manager has admitted his side have worries about England. Italy manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that his side are inferior to England in terms of physicality ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley. Italy are unbeaten in 32 matches under Mancini, but the former Manchester City boss knows his team face a difficult task against the home side tomorrow eve...Full Story »

Delighted Roberto Mancini urges Italy to rest up for final push

Posted Wednesday, July 07, 2021 by PA18 hits

Roberto Mancini was delighted by Italy’s fight and spirit after sealing a shot at European Championship glory by beating Spain on penalties following a scintillating semi-final.England or Denmark lie in wait for the Azzurri back at Wembley on Sunday after edging past La Roja in a pulsating clash under the arch on Tuesday evening.Italy struck first as Federico Chiesa curled home a sublime e...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez focusing on the future with Belgium despite Euro 2020 exit

Posted Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by fourfourtwo.com40 hits

Roberto Martinez is focusing on the future with Belgium despite their Euro 2020 elimination last week. The Spaniard spoke of his "sadness and disappointment" after their quarter-final defeat to Italy in Munich but it is understood it changes nothing in terms of his tenure as Belgium coach. He is already looking ahead to competing in the Nations League finals in the autumn and trying to steer...Full Story »

Still more to come from Italy – Roberto Mancini

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2021 by PA33 hits

Roberto Mancini is confident there is more to come from Euro 2020 semi-finalists Italy after they dumped Belgium out of the competition.The Italians dispensed with FIFA’s number one-ranked team in a 2-1 quarter-final victory in Munich on Thursday night as they continued to fight their way back from the disappointment of failing to qualify for the last World Cup in Russia.Asked at his post-...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says discipline key to Belgium win over Portugal

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by PA39 hits

Roberto Martinez felt Belgium had come through the toughest test possible after edging out holders Portugal to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.Thorgan Hazard scored a stunning goal but Belgium needed to defend doggedly – and ride their luck – under heavy pressure late on to hang on for a 1-0 victory in Seville on Sunday.Coach Martinez said: “It wasn’t just about how...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini thinks Austria test will be harder than quarter-finals for Italy

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2021 by PA22 hits

Italy boss Roberto Mancini believes his side could face an easier task in their Euro 2020 quarter-final than the last 16-battle against Austria, which they won 2-1 after extra-time.The Azzuri had to do things the hard way at Wembley as they needed extra-time goals from Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina to book their place in the next round as they faced their first real test of the tournament.T...Full Story »

Verratti or Locatelli? – Italy boss Roberto Mancini faces major midfield dilemma

Posted Friday, June 25, 2021 by PA41 hits

Italy cruised through the group phase of Euro 2020 with three victories but head coach Roberto Mancini will press reset for the knockout stage.Mancini’s side scored seven times and did not concede – equalling their previous best defensive record of 1980 – but the former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss believes that will count for little as they face Austria in the last 16....Full Story »

Roberto Martinez wants to get best out of every Belgium player in knockout phase

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by PA10 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes his side are ready to take the next step in their quest for a major trophy after cruising into the knockout stages of Euro 2020 with a third straight win.An unfortunate own goal from keeper Lukas Hradecky and a late strike from Romelu Lukaku sealed the Belgians’ 2-0 win over Finland, who are left with a slim hope of going through as one of the best th...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini confident Italy have what it takes to win Euro 2020

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2021 by PA20 hits

Roberto Mancini insists Italy can win Euro 2020 after they became the first side to reach the knockout stage.Manuel Locatelli’s double and Ciro Immobile’s late strike sealed a dominant 3-0 win over Switzerland in Rome.They returned to the top of Group A, after Wales’ 2-0 win over Turkey, following a 10th straight win without conceding.Mancini said: “In the European Champi...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Win will allow Belgium to grow into Euro 2020

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2021 by PA30 hits

Roberto Martinez believes Belgium’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Russia in their Group B opener will allow them to grow into Euro 2020.A brace from Romelu Lukaku helped the number one ranked team in the world make a winning start to the tournament in St Petersburg.Substitute Thomas Meunier also struck in the first half to cap a good evening for the Red Devils, who were without th...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini praises Italy for handling pressure well to win Euro 2020 opener

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2021 by PA32 hits

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini praised his players for handling the pressure well after his side claimed an emphatic 3-0 victory over Turkey in Friday night’s Euro 2020 opener in Rome.Merih Demiral’s own goal early in the second half gave Italy a deserved lead and further goals from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne served warning that Mancini’s side are genuine contenders.Ma...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez backs Belgium to handle pressure of expectancy

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2021 by PA41 hits

Roberto Martinez has backed Belgium to deal with heightened expectation as they head into the Euro 2020 finals ranked as the best team in the world.The Belgians finished third at the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and will return to face the hosts of that tournament in St Petersburg on Saturday evening among the favourites to lift the trophy and sitting at the top of FIFA’s ranking table.Aske...Full Story »

Kevin De Bruyne to join Belgium squad for European Championship - Roberto Martinez

Posted Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by ESPN53 hits

Kevin De Bruyne does not require surgery after fracturing his nose and eye socket and will join the Belgium squad next week ahead of the European Championship, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday. The 29-year-old De Bruyne sustained the injuries in a collision with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger while playing for Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday. De Bruyne had to ...Full Story »

Barcelona eyeing Belgium's Roberto Martinez if club parts ways with Ronald Koeman - sources

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2021 by ESPN68 hits

Barcelona are considering the Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as a possible alternative to Ronald Koeman if they decide to move on from the Dutchman this summer, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN. Koeman, along with his agent, Rob Jansen, met with Barca president Joan Laporta on Tuesday at the club's Camp Nou offices to discuss his future. Jansen told reporters the meeting was "positive...Full Story »

Italy coach Roberto Mancini signs new deal to 2026

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com51 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini has signed a new deal to 2026. FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has announced Mancini will lead Italy at the next two European Championships and two World Cups. "We wanted to give continuity to our work," Gravina said at the Federal Council. "Beyond winning a trophy, there's a project to work on. "Mancini has been working brilliantly for two years and moving forwa...Full Story »

Portsmouth full-back Lee Brown reminds Danny Cowley of Roberto Carlos

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA18 hits

Danny Cowley believes Lee Brown’s performance was “reminiscent of Roberto Carlos” as Portsmouth kept their play-off hopes on track with a 3-1 win at AFC Wimbledon.Left-back Brown had only previously netted once in his Pompey career but grabbed a double in first-half injury-time, firing into the bottom corner on an overlap before crashing a shot in off the underside of the bar w...Full Story »

'Belgium not at war with Real Madrid' over Eden Hazard, says Roberto Martinez

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2021 by ESPN25 hits

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has said he is not giving up hope that playmaker Eden Hazard will recover from injury in time to be included in the Belgium squad for the European Championship later this year. The Real Madrid player won't undergo further surgery on his damaged right ankle, at the club's recommendation, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Those same sources said that medical staff of...Full Story »

Liverpool 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur: Roberto Firmino nets late header as Liverpool edge past Tottenham

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2020 by PA44 hits

Roberto Firmino’s 90th-minute header sparked wild scenes at Anfield as defending champions Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 win over previous incumbents Tottenham.In a victory reminiscent of so many which carried them to their first title in 30 years last season, the hosts’ relentlessness was rewarded when the Brazil international powered home a he...Full Story »

Inter Duo Roberto Gagliardini & Radja Nainggolan Test Positive For COVID-19 Italian Media Claim

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by sempreinter.com63 hits

Roberto Gagliardini and Radja Nainggolan are the latest Inter players to have tested positive for COVID-19 according to a report from the online edition of Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian and Belgian central midfielders have joined defenders Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni in testing positive for COVID-19. Following Bastoni’s positive test result a few d...Full Story »

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