Ex-Lazio Coach Eriksson Highlights Azzurri Coach Mancini’s Belief in Immobile

Former Lazio coach Sven-Goran Eriksson noted Italy coach Roberto Mancini’s trust in Ciro Immobile following the recent criticisms.

Speaking in an interview with The Italian Football Podcast earlier this week, the 73-year-old Swede discussed the negative discourse surrounding the 31-year-old Italian striker’s performances with the Azzurri recently.

Roberto Mancini believed a lot in Ciro Immobile in the Euro’s. 

Ok, he didn’t score very many goals but it went well for Italy as they won the European Championships.

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The 31-year-old Immobile, who is contracted to Lazio until 2025, has had a positive start to the season with the Biancocelesti, having scored four goals in the opening three games.

With the Italian national team, however, it has unfortunately been a different story. Immobile hasn’t scored for the Azzurri since their 3-0 Euro 2020 Group Stage win over Switzerland back in June.

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He is now on a six-game dry spell, including matches against Bulgaria and Switzerland in the recent 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

His limited effectiveness for Italy has drawn a lot of criticism from both the fans and the press alike, but the player is working hard and keeping his head down, constantly looking to change the discussion with his actions on the pitch.

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