Italy, Raspadori: “Naples was what I was looking for, Mancini was also decisive. On the role and Spalletti … “


On the second day of the national team meeting, Napoli striker Giacomo Raspadori spoke at the press conference

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On the second day of the national team meeting, the Napoli striker Giacomo Raspadori he spoke at the press conference and answered the questions of the journalists present in Coverciano

Yesterday Mancini made it clear that he counts a lot on the European champions. What is your state of mind?
“Starting again with those who have been here for the longest time I think is the right solution, we have to start again. Work is the only way we know to rebuild, we have to work and follow our path with passion”.

England and Hungary, what did you say to each other?
“There is no concern but the desire to do well, to express oneself at best. These are two important matches that come at a time when there are many matches. We have to get there in the best possible way, especially from a physical point of view.”

Mancini said that the next few months will be difficult, how are you living them?
“Yes, it will be difficult months but we have to react. We must have enthusiasm to go further, we cannot dwell too much on what has been. We must continue to work and come back with that enthusiasm and that desire to do well. “.

How do you find enthusiasm?
“Having fun on the pitch, we have to play with great ambitions. I don’t think the enthusiasm is lacking, but after such a great result I think it’s normal something goes out. It was our lack, our defect that led us not to reach a result that was fundamental “.

Mancini said you can fill two roles, what did he ask of you?
“In the meantime, I thank the coach, being told that I can fill more roles is a pride. For me it is important to remain available to the team, I have always been generous and I hope to be able to help as always, the commitment will never fail”.

How are you living these months?
“For sure, moving to Napoli was a huge change, it was what I was looking for. Although I was young I wanted to get into trouble, it was important for my path. I have always been a very ambitious boy and I am living everything with balance, it is the most important thing. both after a success and after a failure “.

How does a young Italian stand out? What changes for you on the form?
“For me with an attacker by my side maybe it’s better, but I’ve always played first as a striker and that’s something I can do. I was lucky enough to grow in a club like Sassuolo that gave me the chance to make mistakes. gaining experience led me to have more self-confidence. I started this journey with Napoli to follow my ambition, the advice I can give is not to set limits, to work without dwelling on what is wrong. “

What brings you to play closer to the door?

“I can stay closer to the goal, I think I express myself at my best in the central area of ​​the pitch but I have often also played outside and I believe the coach, as always, will make the best choices for the good of the team.”

How hard will it be not to participate in the World Cup?
“It will be very heavy, it is every child’s dream to play a World Cup with the national team. It will be a difficult moment, but we need to look further and build our future”.

Can you go and vote?
“We will probably have the chance and I think it will be very important for everyone, I think it’s the right and best thing.”

Four benches at the European Championship, how much did that experience help you?
“That was a great opportunity that I never expected. Right from the start I was lucky enough to join a special group of which I felt an integral part, I also felt in my own small way that I had done something important. In Naples I am finding myself very well, I can say that I entered a family with companions with a really important human depth. For a boy like me who comes from a completely different reality, having the opportunity to fit into a

TMW – Mancini launched an appeal in June asking young people to face new challenges. How long did that appeal help you to accept Napoli without reservations?
It was certainly a very important aspect, hearing these words from the coach led me to accept this new reality. It was a message that arrived and it was important for my choice. ”

What Italy-England do you expect? Will there be great rhythm?
“The kind of match is that, certainly at the beginning there will be great intensity, maybe some technical errors, but we have to be able to keep their pace”.

Do you dream of a night like that of Inter v Sassuolo?
“Surely it would be nice … To take the field in such a prestigious stadium with the national team jersey, you can’t help but dream of something big. Every day we work to ensure that these dreams can become reality”.

What would you like to bring from your team to this national team?
“One of the main things is the courage to take risks, to play forward and to be carefree in facing the game. This can be one of the aspects that can lead us to face the game in the best way”.

What was the impact with Spalletti?
“Very positive. I have to thank him and Napoli who wanted me at all costs, it was an important change that I am facing trying to make myself available to the team.”

Who will you cheer for at the World Cup?
“I have no preferences, the blue cheer is too strong”.

How are your studies going?
“I have an exam in October, I’m also studying these days. I hope to graduate within two years (in Sports facilities, ed), we need to set ourselves goals in that too”.

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