The Azzurri set a new all-time record with their 10th consecutive victory, the sixth in a row on their travels, with a 3-0 result at Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Euro 2020 qualifiers last year. The revamped Italy side can potentially clinch the title if Roberto Mancini line up his best starting XI. Here is the potential XI of the Azzurri for the Euro 2020:
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Goalkeeper)
Italy’s youngest goalkeeper to ever appear in a senior level competition and one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the world made his his senior international debut at the age of 17. The Milan youngster has made 16 national team appearances since his debut back in 2016 and his impressive Serie A campaign could brought him in the starting line-up for next year’s big event.
Alessandro Florenzi (Right Back)
Roma captain Alessandro Florenzi, who has signed for LaLigaclub Valencia on loan until the end of the season in order to secure his place in the Italy starting, has made 35 appearances for Italy. Roberto Mancini earlier confirmed that Florenzi, along with ventus creative midfielder Bernardeschi will be going to Euro 2020 despite their poor club forms.
Leonardo Bonucci (Centre Back)
Leonardo Bonucci entrusted with the captain’s armband for the national side and his experience in the pitch led them a Euro 2020 spot. Bonucci made his 92nd international appearance, under manager Mancini, in a 2–0 home win over Greece last year, the victory that sealed Italy’s qualification for next year. He equalled Giacinto Facchetti as the ninth most-capped Italian player of all time.
Alessio Romagnoli (Centre Back)
Milan’s captain Alessio Romagnoli made just 12 appearances for his country and made just four starts during Euro 2020 qualification last year. Romagnoli made his senior debut in 2016, playing in the entire 90 minutes in a 2018 World Cup qualification match against Spain, while he scored his first senior international goal last year during the Euro 2020 qualification match against Liechtenstein.
Emerson Palmieri (Left Back)
Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri played for his native Brazil at under-17 level, but later declared desire to represent Italy, having been granted Italian citizenship in 2017. He made his debut for the Azzurri in 2018, during the UEFA Nations League match against Portugal, coming on as a second-half substitute. His impressive form for the London club could lead him to potential Italy start.