BELFAST (UK) – “Bad thoughts? Bad thoughts about serious things. It’s a football match, albeit an important one. We’ll see what happens, we’ll have to play our game, try to have a good game and win, even if it’s not easy because they defend a lot and give so little to the teams that came here.So, the coach of the Italian national team Roberto Mancini at the press conference On the eve of the minute match in Belfast against Northern Ireland which give up the world qualification.
Mancini: “Italy must not forget what it did”
“Everything the team had been doing for three years was out of the question, no one believed him. We also know that during the journey there are more difficult moments, not yet and tomorrow a delicate moment, but They are young people who should not forget what they did And play with complete peace of mind. We had nothing but concern with Switzerland after their goal. But this is the last match, we don’t have to do a lot of thoughts and words“.
Mancini: “I know the history of 1958”
“We’re not thinking about the March fix tests now. I know the story of 1958, but I haven’t gone to look at it, I hope there’s no need to look back yet. We have to beat a team that does not lose and does not concede any goals at home. We should not have bad thoughts. We are Italy, we are used to pressure“.
Mancini: “Scamaca is the only heavyweight striker”
“We will not use the high balls, no, we will try to play quickly, the ball is on the ground. It’s not the type of attacking player that matters, but the way we’re going to move on the pitch. The only physical attacker we have here is only SkamakaWe have to be fast and play low. It won’t be easy to play against the Northern Irish, who defend a lot and are healthy“.
Mancini: “A lot of goals? Let’s think about winning”
“There is always pressure in the national team, maybe there will be more tomorrow but we must try to focus on what needs to be done. It’s not a question of scoring many goals, it’s about playing. If they do not receive a target in the house, then it means something. It’s a tough match. If we can score more than one goal, we will have a better chance of winning”, the coach concluded at a press conference.
Mancini over Barilla and Tonali
“We have had a little anxiety against Switzerland: there will be pressure against Northern Ireland but we must avoid worrying. Stretcher has been recoveredHe’s better off than he was with Switzerland. Tonali? It has grown so muchYou can play from the beginning. The attacker? It doesn’t matter whether he’s playing a fake nine or real: mentality is important‘, Mancini’s words to the Rai Sport microphones.
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