Mauri to wear No.10 for Italy

Stefano Mauri has been selected to wear the number 10 for Italy when they play Slovenia on Friday night. The Lazio attacking midfielder will be in good company as Italian greats such as Roberto Baggio, Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero have all worn the famous number.
Judging by the quality that has just been mentioned it may come as a surprise by many that Cesare Prandelli has decided to gamble on the Lazio player. The 31 year old is not what many would describe an inventive midfielder with sublime skills, however, he is a ball winner and will once he has done this he will release the forward players quickly and this is why Prandelli has gambled on him.
When asked by the Gazzetta dello Sport if it was strange he would play for Italy when he has not been playing for Lazio the midfielder was defiant: “A first team choice for Italy, but not for Lazio? I’ve always played for the club. They only time I didn’t play was when I was injured. Whether the fans are angry with me? I don’t know, but I do know that it’s the coach that picks the team, not the fans. Reja.” Welcome Bonus Offer Betway

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