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Mancini warns Italy to fear one England star for Euro 2020 final

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Ahead of the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England, Roberto Mancini has marked Raheem Sterling as a particularly dangerous threat.

Italy must be ‘careful’ of the ‘very pacey’ Raheem Sterling during Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against England, says Roberto Mancini.

Despite a tough season at Manchester City, Sterling has proved his money’s worth in Euro 2020. The 26-year-old has scored three goals in six games to help England reach the competition’s final for the first time. In fact, he is one of the leading contenders for the tournament’s MVP award.

Speaking ahead to the final, Mancini warned Italy to tread carefully with Sterling’s pace and highlighted the all-round quality in the England squad.

“England are a good side because they have a lot of good players on the bench. But if we’ve made it this far it also means we are a good team,” said the Azzurri as per Sky Sports.

“Sterling is a footballer that’s come on leaps and bounds. He’s very pacey indeed so we need to be careful of him.

“Besides him, I’m not sure who will play on the right. Then there’s Harry Kane and in the final third they have all top players, they have terrific technique and ability.”

The pressure will be on to deliver at Wembley as England aim to end a 55-year wait for glory, having last won a major international tournament back in the 1966 World Cup.

Italy, meanwhile, have won the European Championship once in 1968 and have lost their last two finals in the competition back in 2000 and 2012.