Italy coach Roberto Mancini stated Sunday he was prepared for the European Championship to be postponed till 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We might have received the European Championship this summer season, we are able to additionally win it in 2021,” Mancini advised Italian tv station Rai Sport. “Let’s wait to see what UEFA decides, however I adapt to all the pieces, proper now the precedence is to avoid wasting lives.” European soccer’s governing physique meet on Tuesday to debate all home and European competitions, in addition to Euro 2020, which is because of happen from June 12 to July 12.
Italy are set to host the opening match in Rome on June 12, in a match which shall be performed in 12 nations throughout the continent.
All sport in Italy has been suspended till April 3 with the nation’s 60 million inhabitants in lockdown to keep away from the unfold of the virus which has killed 1,809 and contaminated over 24,000.
“The very fact is that the issues we’re having now different nations could have shortly,” continued the previous Manchester Metropolis and Inter Milan coach.
“To begin with we have to defend individuals’s well being, we now have to attend for the height, then when this case begins to ease off we may begin speaking and resolve all the pieces later.
“After we return to our regular life, to soccer, we shall be happier, we’ll discover freedom, be capable of return to matches on the stadium, have enjoyable,” added the 55-year-old.
“These dramatic conditions could make you turn out to be higher. I hope so.”
Italy received all 10 of their Euro 2020 qualifying matches as they roared again underneath Mancini’s steerage having didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
They strategy Euro 2020 looking for simply their second European title after profitable in 1968.