Roberto Mancini, c.t. Italy. LaPresse
An Italian who showed considerable progress from the point of view of the game, especially in the first half, but could not find the way to the goal. Against Portugal, in the crowded San Siro, it ended 0-0, a result that overthrew the Azzurri from the run to first place in the League of Nations group. "In football, scoring is an important detail – Roberto Mancino made his debut in post-match interviews – sometimes dominated but lost to conceding goals on counterattacks. I thought we played a remarkable performance, dominated first half. About 70 & # 39; we fell, but that was normal after doing a lot of things in the first round, because the opportunity was there. We need to do something more to make a sign ".
Barigelli: "Let's start again from Barella, Mancini, where is Belotti?"
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"In my opinion there is a step forward compared to the match against Poland – continuing the coach, convinced that the team is on the right track – Portugal is superior to Poland, and we behave well, forcing them to survive." Accent, at the press conference, was once again placed on the difficulty in realizing the actions made: "For me we can play with real and no tips, but for the attacker like this: there is a period where they score and others don't. the problem will be solved ". It remained regretted for the first leg lost in Lisbon: "I felt at that moment to play it like that".
Super performance by Marco Verratti, of course one of the best in blue: "Technically very strong, the ball never took it from him, then fell because it came from injury". So Roberto Mancini on the Psg midfielder. The last joke about Bonucci and the Church: "The whistle to Leonardo doesn't have to be there, fortunately they end early. If the National team plays, everyone should be encouraged. Federico? We have to change the game more often, when he touches the ball we create superiority in offensive zone ".