Mancini: 'No Euro 2020 experiments'

Roberto Mancini warned his Italy squad for Euro 2020 is practically decided and there’s “no time for experiments,” but Mario Balotelli “will return when he deserves it.”

The Azzurri set a new all-time record of 10 consecutive victories and maintained their perfect record in training with last night’s 3-0 win away to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

They can complete the set when hosting Armenia in Palermo on Monday evening.

“The record of 10 straight wins is pleasing, especially as it had lasted since 1938. The lads did well, but now we have to start preparing for June,” the CT told reporters at an event in Venice.

“I am not thinking about new additions to the group, because there isn’t much time to prepare and it’s difficult to really settle anyone in with so few games from now until June.

“There really isn’t enough time to think about performing experiments.”

Mancini was asked if that meant closing the door on Brescia centre-forward Balotelli.

“Mario knows full well that he will return to the Azzurri when he deserves it, exactly like all the other players.”

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