Journalist Vasily Utkin supported the criticism of the forward Artyom Dziuba against the coach of the Italian national team Roberto Mancini when he was the coach of Zenit St. Petersburg. Utkin wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
Utkin noted that Dziuba knows Mancini from working together at Zenit. “In the process of this work, Mancini expelled a guy from the team who, six months later, became a key player in the national team at the World Cup,” the journalist wrote.
In his opinion, at Zenit, Mancini worked as a “greedy temporary worker” and was a “bored, conversational crap.” At the same time, Utkin drew attention to the “miraculousness” of the transformation of the Italian as the head coach of the national team.
On July 11, Mancini led the Italian national team to victory in the European Championship. In the final match, held at Wembley Stadium, the Italians beat the British in a penalty shootout. Squadra Azzurra won the title of the strongest team on the continent for the second time in its history. Before that, Italy won the Euro in 1968.
Mancini headed Zenit from 2017 to 2018 without winning a single title with the club. After that, he headed the Italian national team.