Sandro Tonali is likely to get a start for Italy in their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland tonight, according to a report.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) writes that Roberto Mancini is ready to give a start to Tonali as he impressed enough on Friday when he came on against Switzerland. Tonali should play in place of Manuel Locatelli, and his aim now to climb the ranks also in the national team, after having already done so at Milan.
Tonali has become a very important player for Stefano Pioli with the Rossoneri and tonight he will have a great chance to show off his development and show everyone – Mancini included – that he deserves a leading role with the Azzurri.
Despite a first year with some difficulties, Tonali was bought permanently by Milan in the summer and has since become a fundamental player thanks to his development. Of course the quality that Italy have means it will be difficult, but Sandro is determined.