CM: Tonali will not be with senior Italy squad despite Mancini’s call – the reason

By Oliver Fisher -

Sandro Tonali’s excellent start to the season continued in last night’s 3-2 win against Atalanta in Bergamo, with international recognition now having followers.

Calciomercato.com writes how the Rossoneri dominated La Dea for 85 minutes by being superior in every area of ​​the pitch, taking a 3-0 lead until two late consolation goals took some gloss off the scoreline but not the result.

Credit must be given to Tonali for a fantastic game, during which he looked confident and comfortable in the midfield, helping Franck Kessie as the double pivot look like the one that made the 4-2-3-1 so effective last season.

Tonali accepted a reduction in his salary to make sure that he got his permanent dream move to Milan, and now he no longer has the pressure of being the €30m man but is instead a fundamental players for Stefano Pioli.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini has always had a great opinion of the former Brescia star and Tonali was expected at 2pm in Appiano to be part of the Azzurri squad, but U21 coach Paolo Nicolato explicitly asked Mancini to leave him at his disposal for the European Championship qualifiers, so that’s where he will go.


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3 Comments

  1. vladaswg says:

    Poor guy, he finally gets a well deserved call for the senior squad and this happens.

  2. Aleksandar says:

    Great move forward this year,no pitty for senior azuri,there will be plenty of time for seniors!I was optimistic considering Sandro last year,but his improvement is way over my most optimistic foreseeings…unbeliveable,that’s all I can say!Call to both Azuri’s squadra is no surprise.Stay calm sandro,work har,stay humble and I am sure aou will make your child wishes come true.Only sky is the limit ..Forza Milan!

  3. Savo Calcio says:

    Remember when all the writers on this site didn’t think Tonali could play in a double pivot? I’m not being condescending, rather as a massive fan of your content I just want you guys to open your minds up a little on players and their capabilities just like Pobega, he’s already playing in Torino very very well in a 2 central defense mid formation which is a double pivot yet we thought he couldn’t do it either. Great content and you have a lifelong fan here but please try to see the possibilities of our youths and not pigeon-hole them.

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