Cagliari forward Joao Pedro has confirmed his desire to play for Italy and has confirmed contact with Roberto Mancini.
It was reported last week that Joao Pedro wants to play for Italy and it was stated that the procedures had begun to make it possible.
After Cagliari’s 2-2 draw against Sassuolo, the forward told DAZN: “It’s very nice to say. It goes without saying what Sardinia and Italy matter in my life. Everything I have achieved in football is thanks to Cagliari. Just the thought of a national team like Italy makes anyone shiver .
“These days have been a bit messed up but of great happiness because it would be the recognition of what has been done with this shirt. Maybe nothing will happen but it is difficult to explain what has happened in recent days.”
On contact with Mancini, he stated: “There was a lot of talk. I tried to get away because today there was an important match and I couldn’t afford to think about anything else. I tried to isolate myself knowing that today there was everything to give for Cagliari.”