After Italy’s ugly knockout at Wembley against Messi’s Argentina, the disappointment of the Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini is palpable: “In the first half we made two mistakes on goals, the game up to that moment had been balanced. Then they were better and they commanded the game “. Could more have been done in the second half? “We should have scored a goal to reopen the game, but in the second half we did too little to think about recovering – replied the blue coach – Now we will change many things. It will be difficult to create a cycle like the previous one immediately, we will have to work hard to have a high level. After the European Championships we struggled so much to score “. Argentina dominates at Wembley and wins the ‘Finalissima’, the trophy up for grabs between the winners of the Copa America and the European champions. “I think we will leave some of the guys on vacation because it is right that they recover – adds Mancini – after the European Championship we struggled to score and we have to find solutions in this sense and try to be fast but it will not be easy to put together a team that we can. give short-term satisfaction even if there are good guys, we will have to make as few mistakes as possible “. A reconstruction in every sense that requires new enthusiasm: “I have enthusiasm, I like to work and train, I have a lot to sell – concludes Mancini at the press conference – As I said there will also be difficult moments because it is true that he lost against a great Argentina but we must know that there will also be these moments and we must make sure that the youngest learn quickly. “
MANCINI: ‘HARDEST RECONSTRUCTION OF 2018’
He thanks his players for these four years, but Roberto Mancini admits that the reconstruction of Italy, after the defeat against Argentina but above all the lack of qualification for the world championship in Quatar, “will be more difficult than in 2018”. “I still have great enthusiasm, because I really like to coach – Mancini’s words a few minutes after the defeat in the final of the Grand Final against Albiceleste -. But we must all know that other evenings like this await us, because it will not be easy to set up a team. competitive, able to immediately give us joys and satisfactions. We will have to try to do it quickly, and make sure that the younger boys learn quickly. Because many of them do not even play in Serie A. We will have to find solutions, and make as few mistakes as possible “. No regrets regarding the match against Argentina, which proved to be clearly superior to the Azzurri, beyond the contingent absences. “The match was balanced until their goal. Then it became much more difficult, also because Argentina have incredible players. They undoubtedly played better than us, showing in this moment that they have a technical quality and also a condition. superior physics. But their first two goals came from our mistakes that we can never make. ” For the next matches, starting with Saturday’s match against Germany in Bologna, Mancini confirms that there will be news. “We already had in mind to change several things and we will do it. Some of the group will go on vacation to rest: they deserve it after the overtime of the last two years. We have to find new players, and find our way back to scoring because it is a fact that since after the European we have found it hard to score “.