Italy coach Roberto Mancini has admitted that if he wasn’t injured, Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi would have played for the Azzurri against Lithuania yesterday, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.

Speaking during an interview with Rai Sport after the game, with quotes reported by FcINternews, Roberto Mancini explained that Stefano Sensi was in line to start the match against Lithuania but the slight injury he suffered meant he could not play.

“We lost Sensi who should have played in Jorginho’s place. So I asked Jorginho if he could do at least some time on the pitch. Stefano Sensi Could not play.”

Stefano Sensi has had terrible luck when it comes to the national team and injuries. He was a somewhat surprise pick from Roberto Mancini for the 2020 European Championships in the summer, but he then suffered an injury in training and had to be replaced by Atalanta’s Matteo Pessina.

Roberto Mancini clearly likes the Inter midfielder and wants to see where he can fit into the system with the European Champions, but he keeps getting injured when the opportunity arises.