Ranieri insists Italy have the young talent, but they lack the opportunity.
He said on Radio 1: "In Italy we have many foreigners and Italian players who want emerge it is a little more difficult. We are seeing Raspadori, Frattesi, players on the launching pad, they are doing well and will certainly be fundamental points for the national team of the future.
"But many players are a little closed off by the many foreigners we have.
"Certainly, if we talk about Italy, the fact that many, many foreigners play, there are necessarily young people who could be valid who have the doors a little closed. But it seems to me that there are very good players and let's see.... What we're missing is a little bit; the attack, I believe that Scamacca, Raspadori, Immobile, all those we are putting in, can do their part.
"It's logical that they need help from the midfielders and defenders, but it seems to me that we're on the right track."