Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi is facing competition to secure a place in Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad for Euro 2020.
According to Italian television channel Sky Sport Italia, and as reported by FCInterNews.it, Sensi is a doubt for Mancini’s group and may not make the final cut for the tournament, despite being included in the preliminary squad.
The former Sassuolo midfielder is battling for a single position with Roma’s Bryan Cristante and Matteo Pessina of Atalanta, as Mancini announces his squad for the competition later today.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, national team coaches are permitted to select 26 players rather than the conventional 23, but it may not be enough to guarantee Sensi a place.
The 25-year-old has struggled for regular opportunities at Inter this season and was limited to just 21 matches in all competitions under former coach Antonio Conte.
Italy will kick the competition off with a fixture against Turkey on Friday 11 June, before facing Switzerland and Wales in Group A.