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Mancini gives his opinion about tonight’s Champions League Final

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The Italy national team manager believes English clubs are always attacking and they deserved to be in this season’s Final.

Italy national team coach Roberto Mancini has talked about tonight’s UEFA Champions League Final.

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are set to meet in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, to play for the European trophy.

“English teams are accustomed to always attacking, even after they’ve taken a strong lead,” he told Football Italia.

“That is the beauty of their approach and why their games are never over until the final whistle.”

“It has always been my own philosophy too, although a lot depends on the type of players at your disposal,” he added.

“At this moment, I am fortunate to have found Italian players with strong technique and this allowed us to play a certain type of football.”

“The positives from Serie A compared to a year ago are that we have many more players suitable for the Nazionale,” he continued.

“We’ve been able to find around 40 players who can be very important for Italy, among them 15-20 who are still very young.”

The national manager added: “The negatives are that our clubs didn’t reach the Finals of the two European competitions.”

“There is a long and tough road ahead, but the lads have already started to gain a positive mentality.”

“Over the last year, we’ve seen players really grow and mature, like Nicolò Barella, Nicolò Zaniolo and Moise Kean, who are doing really well to play at their current level,” he concluded.

“I think it’s a good period for Italian youth, but then our football always does churn out talents.”

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