Roberto Mancini, Italy coach, confirmed the good news about Marco Verratti, who suffered a left knee injury in early May, just over two weeks before the start of the Euro.
Marco Verratti’s condition is improving two weeks before Italy’s first match at the Euro, against Turkey (June 11). Roberto Mancini, the coach, gave reassuring news of his player on Thursday at a press conference. “He is recovering faster than expected,” he said. He even said he was optimistic about a potential participation in the opening match. I think Verratti can do it, he has had a huge improvement in a fortnight, “added Mancini.
The PSG player was injured during training with his club and suffered from a contusion to his right knee, with distension of the internal lateral ligament. This had caused him to miss the last five matches in Paris, including the semi-final and the final of the Coupe de France respectively against Montpellier and Monaco. He was still selected by Roberto Mancini to participate in the European Championship. His presence for the first match remained uncertain but it now seems envisaged. After Turkey in opening, Italy, placed in group A, will then face Switzerland on June 16 in Rome, then Wales on June 20 (9 p.m.).
In recent days, the signals around the former Pescara player have turned green. “Regarding Verratti and the other players who are not at the top physically, we did examinations with them, said Tuesday the selection’s doctor, Andrea Ferretti. It is by no means excluded that they may be back for the ‘Euro. So they’re all potentially recoverable. “
This Thursday, Mancini was less serene about the case of Stefano Sensi (muscle problem), whose participation is still uncertain. “It worries me a bit, he said. We will assess his condition in the next few days. Pellegrini, he is improving day by day.” Mancini has until June 1 to give UEFA his final list. He will then have until the day before his first match, on June 10, to make a change in the event of players injured or positive for the coronavirus.