This is something Gareth Southgate and England’s players must grasp. After seen Mancini in action at Manchester City, I’m confident that the tone of his pre-match statement will be the same: he’ll tell Italy’s side that they are better than England in every aspect, whether he thinks it or not.
He’ll then move on to other important issues, such as going out and keeping the fans quiet, frustrating them into silence, and then playing the football that you’re familiar with. Above all, he’ll tell them in the dressing room to forget about their nerves and go enjoy the moment.
The French side have bolstered their goalkeeping department this summer by landing Italy’s No.1 Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free and are prepared to move Areola on again.
That has alerted West Ham, who are interested in signing Areola on loan with a view to a permanent move and keen to add another senior goalkeeper to their squad alongside Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph and David Martin.
Source: Daily Mail