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Former Manchester City Star Reacts To Italy's Euro 2020 Win: "I Hate Roberto Mancini"

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Former Manchester City Star Reacts To Italy's Euro 2020 Win: "I Hate Roberto Mancini"

One of Roberto Mancini's former Manchester City players has opened up on the hatred for the Italy boss following their Euro 2020 triumph.

Mancini completed the resurrection of the national team by beating England on penalties to win Euro 2020.

The 56-year-old has been widely praised for his managerial heroics - especially considering the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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But his efforts on the international stage have not gone down well with ex-Man City star Wayne Bridge, who has pulled no punches in a scathing review.

Bridge says he hates Mancini and claims he isn't great tactically despite winning the Premier League title.

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"It really hurt me because I hate Mancini, everyone knows I have no love for him," he said via the Mirror.

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"I wouldn't say he's the worst I've had, but tactically he isn't that great. What he did was good, which hurts to say.

"Not only was my family cheering for England, they were cheering that Mancini was losing, so it hurt us even more.

"I never really got him as a manager."

Bridge added by playing down his success at Man City, citing the players in the squad.

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"All credit to what he did at Manchester City when winning the league, so City fans will love him, but if you look at the players and the squad that he had, that's what won it, not him as a manager.

"I fell out with him. I was there for a few months and we got on well but I didn't enjoy training at all."

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Bridge continued by revealing a training ground bust-up between Mancini and Craig Bellamy.

He said: "We did team shape against mannequins and as a full back we're told 'you're going to pass it to him or to him, if you pass it there then run that way, if you pass it to him go that way,' you'd have two options and that was it and playing against mannequins isn't football.

"[Craig] Bellamy was trying to ask a question 'what happens if this happens in a game' and Mancini would say 'shut up, be quiet' and in the end he sent him home and he wouldn't have him back at training.

"As a manager, I really don't get it."

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Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Euro 2020, roberto mancini, Italy

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