Italian boss Roberto Mancini has ruffled feathers ahead of this evening’s Euros clash by likening opponents Wales to Stoke City. A win for either side will secure top spot in Group A.


“Wales are like Stoke,” Mancini told Soccer on Sunday. “Except shitter. Stoke are shit, but at least they can do it on a rainy night in Stoke. Could Wales do it on a rainy night in Stoke? I doubt that very much.”

“Ok, they have Bale,” said the 56 year-old. “But that golfy cunt can’t bring his caddy onto the pitch with him, can he? The only hole he’ll be thinking about after this evening, is the new one we tear him.”

“Do you know what the word for ‘Wales’ is in Italian?” he added. “It’s ‘Stoke’. Look it up.”