Mateo Retegui and his first training session with the Italian national team: why did Mancini call him up and against whom would he make his debut?

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Mateo Retegui is in Selection mode. Of course, not with Scaloneta in the ownership of Ezeiza, but the top scorer of the Lega Professionisti with the Tigre held his first training session with the Italian team this Monday, where DT Robert Mancini welcomed him and revealed why he chose his calling for a double round of the Eurocopa 2024 Qualifiers in which he will face Englandin Naples, e malt.

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The 23-year-old striker landed with his father Carlos Door lock Retegui after starting Tigre’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal de Sarandí as a guest and speaking with Mancini, who remained in charge despite his absence from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Next Thursday, the same day as staggered will play a friendly against Panama at the Más Monumental stadium to celebrate the third star achieved in Arab lands, the Italian team he will start his journey of trying to qualify for Euro 2024 when he faces it England. In the press conference, Mancini left the door open for the Argentine forward to start immediately as owner.

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Mateo Retegui already wears the shirt of the Italian national team.  Photo: social networks.

Mateo Retegui already wears the shirt of the Italian national team. Photo: social networks.

We only have three forwards. Scamacca doesn’t have 90′ ​​legs. Gnonto always plays but in Italy they didn’t want him. We know Retegui these days. We’ve been following him for some time, he has great qualities, he’s young, we didn’t think I would say yesbut in another way. Young, can improve a lot, smart, nice physique“quoted the coach.

And he added: “I don’t know why but there are not many Italian players who score goals. If we look at the top scorer rankings, the first Italian striker is (Ciro) Immobile. 17 points. In the current season he leads the standings with 6 celebrations in 8 games played.

The Italian national team hasn’t experienced a great present for some time, quite the contrary. Part of the blame, the coach, goes to the lack of Italian players in the various positions on the pitch, except in midfield: “Years ago I said that those born in Italy should play in the national team. But the world has changed and all teams have players who are naturalized or from other countries. We have had players who went through the whole process in the national team and then others took them away because they had double passports. We must do the same. There are no players in Italy, it cannot be denied“.

In the event that the footballer plays at least one minute in one of the two official matches, Mateo will no longer be a drinkable possibility for the coach Lionel Scaloni in the Argentine national team. For the attacker it will be a great opportunity to fully enter the European squad.

Source: Clarin

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