Against the Swiss clinging to the good game to regain victory, mend the ranking and reach 36 games as unbeaten
The Swiss soil helps us to metabolize Thursday’s draw with Bulgaria and to recover a sense of proportion. We were also in Switzerland three years ago, on May 28, to face Saudi Arabia in a friendly match in St. Gallen. Roberto Mancini made his debut as the national team coach. We had lent ourselves to act as sparring partner to the Arabs who were about to face the World Cup in Russia from which we had been banished with apocalyptic infamy.