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:
Stefano Sensi (Defensive midfield)
The 24-year-old Inter sensation Stefano Sensi has just four caps for the Azzurri and has made 17 appearances across all competitions so far as injury impacted his season. Sensi scored his first goal for the national team in a 6–0 home win over Liechtenstein last year in Euroo 2020 qualifying. With his creative skills, he can route the team to success if he will stay fit until the tournament commences.
Marco Verratti (Central midfield)
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is one of the more senior players at national level at 27. With his impressive form for PSG, he can land the position next year. Verrattiscored his second international goal in a 6–0 home win over Liechtenstein in a Euro 2020 qualifying match last year. His quick and creative skills could be a key to Italy’s strong defence.
Jorginho (Central midfield)
The Brazilian-Italian Jorginho is enjoying an impressive season with Chelsea and the Azzurri. Alongside Marco Veratti, Jorginho made the midfield engine that has supplied clinicalgoals. He scored his fourth international goal from the penalty spot once again in a 9–1 home win over Armenia in Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifier last year. He is going to be a vital addition to the starting team next year.
Federico Chiesa (Right wing)
The Fiorentina winger scored a hat-trick for his club in the 7–1 home victory over Roma in the quarter-final match of the CoppaItalia last year. If he can duplicate this kind of performance, it will be a boost to Mancini’s starting team. He scored his first international goal also last year in a 9–1 home win over Armenia in Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifier. This goal made him one of Mancini’s top choices.
Lorenzo Insigne (Left wing)
The 28-year-old may just have seven goals in 34 appearances for the national team, but can be an important addition to the starting team as he did an impressive season with his club. In 2016, Lorenzo Insigne was named to Antonio Conte’s 23-man Italy squad for Euro 2016. If he will be given a chance to start again next year, his creative and clinical skills may bring success to the team.
Ciro Immobile (Striker)
In the end of the Italian top-flight season, Lazio forward Ciro Immobile equalled the Italian league’s scoring record for a single season and took his tally to 36 goals, a record set by GonzaloHiguain for Napoli in the 2015-16 season. Immobile also wins the European Golden Shoe for the continent’s top scorer this term, having overtaken Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s tally of 34 in midweek.