The coach a few hours before the match: “We’ve met many times, but it’s always a special match”. On the Azzurri’s future: “It’s a new cycle, there are many good players who just need to play”
“It’s very fascinating to play matches of this level, but being your first time it’s more difficult.” The blue coach Roberto Mancini just a few hours from Italy-England who this evening, in Naples, opens the qualifiers for Euro 2024, thus comments on the challenge that awaits them. “Italy-England is becoming a classic like Italy-Germany – continues the coach – we’ve played it many times in the last two years, it seems to have become a friendly match… England are one of the best teams in the world, they have a series of incredible players. It will be difficult, but we too will create some problems for them”.
The blue coach then spoke of the enthusiasm of the Neapolitan public: «It’s always been like this – he says -. He is with Napoli and always has been with the national team. it will certainly be a good evening and the public will help us”. The coach from the Marches looks ahead: “Now a new cycle begins – continues Mancini – it is 4 years between now and 2026 with a Nations League and another European championship in between, so hope is to do better. Obviously, trying to hit some goals. I think the team is good, that it has good young people behind it, they just need to play and gain experience, then I think we can really create a competitive team. We haven’t been able to train much, because two days are not many. However, I have to say that the group seems to me to be good”. The coach then recalls Gianluca Vialli: “Luca is one of those characters in the sports world who will always remain in everyone’s heart, even if physically he is no longer here, he will always remain a special person”.
March 23 – 14:03
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