The name Mario Balotelli was believed to be included in the list of players for the Italian national team for the 2022 World Cup play-offs. However, recently coach Roberto Mancini chose to drop the 31-year-old bomber.
Balotelli has played quite well since being signed by Adana Demirspor at the start of the 2021/2022 season. With the Turkish club, the player who had played for Liverpool scored 11 goals in 20 Turkish Super League matches.
I brought those that could be more useful. We only have a few training sessions. Not much time to try new things, said Mancini in his press conference at Converciano, some time ago.
After ejecting Balotelli, Mancini called 10 players who are attacking positions. Both center forward and winger. So, how is the performance of these 10 players? Is it better than Balotelli? Check out the reviews below, Bolaneters.
Age: 28 years old
Home club: Torino
Number of games played/goals in the league: 15/4
Belotti missed a lot of Serie A games this season. He has only scored four goals for Torino. Belotti’s record in the national team is also not good enough, 10 games in a row without scoring a goal. However, Mancini still believes in Belotti.
Age: 27 years old
Home club: Sassuolo
Number of games played/goals in the league: 27/14
Berardi’s performance is very consistent and is now in his golden age. He became a key player in Italy at Euro 2020. Berardi is believed to be securing a place for the right winger position.
Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Pierluigi Gollini (Tottenham), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa). Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Lyon), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan) , Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Rome). Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Stefano Sensi (Sampdoria), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain). Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Joao Pedro (Cagliari), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo) Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicol Zaniolo (Rome).
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