Inter legend Marco Materazzi has praised current Nerazzurri midfielder Stefano Sensi, listing the 26-year-old among the players unfortunate to miss out on the Euros with Italy.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, the former defender gave the view that while the Azzurri were strong enough to win the tournament, Sensi is the type of player who can give them even more going forward.
Sensi had been a strong consideration for inclusion in Roberto Mancini’s EURO 2020 squad, but in the end he was ruled out of participation by the persistent injury problems which caused him to miss much of last season with the Nerazzurri.
However, Sensi is fit for the season now underway and will hope that he can consistently contribute not only to his club but also to the national team, with the former Sassuolo midfielder having all the qualities necessary to make a major impact for Mancini’s side.
“In this national team there are experienced player, who after reaching so high will surely want to do it again, not stop, and also players who unfortunately weren’t in the European Championship, even if they deserved it – Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mancini, Sensi. Those who come into the team after always provide a big boost – the tank is full but there’s still more gas.”