Roberto Mancini seems set to start breakout starlet Wilfried Gnonto in Italy’s Nations League clash against Hungary tonight.
The match between the Azzurri and Hungary kicks off at 19.45 UK time at Orogel Stadium in Cesena.
Italy have looked confusing since the start of this international break, kicking things off with a 3-0 loss to Argentina in their Finalissima clash last week. Heading into the match against Germany, many fans were pessimistic, so it was a surprise to see a fairly solid Azzurri side secure a 1-1 draw in Bologna.
The Azzurri are now looking to kickstart their new project and the inclusion of players like Gnonto, Giacomo Raspadori and Alessandro Bastoni in the starting lineup shows the younger focus of the squad now, leaving veterans like Jorginho and Leonardo Bonucci out.
Probable line-ups for Italy vs Hungary:
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Spinazzola; Barella, Cristante, Locatelli; Gnonto, Scamacca, Raspadori.
Hungary (3-4-2-1): Gulacsi; Fiola, Orban, At. Szalai; Nego, A. Nagy, Styles, Z. Nagy; Sallai, Szoboszlai; Ad. Szalai.