Euro 2024 qualifiers Italy, Mancini: “Sooner or later the English had to win…”

The coach of the national team hosted by Fiorello on Viva Rai 2: “We start uphill, we arrive downhill”

“It wasn’t a good first half, unfortunately we conceded some inattention. But we did very well in the second half and that’s important.” She said it Robert Mancinicoach of the national team, from Rosario Fiorello to Viva Rai 2, comments on Italy’s defeat yesterday in the Euro 2024 qualifiers against England, a match that ended 1 to 2. “Sooner or later the English should have won”, he jokes then the coach on the English success in Italy which had been missing since ’61, explaining that the ‘cazziatone’ to the team however “didn’t last long”: “I didn’t raise my voice in the locker room, I said I was very sorry and a little incaz. .. for the first half, but the second went well. Unfortunately we lost, we start uphill but arrive downhill, there was little to get angry about, it was over now”, added Mancini who with Fiorello and then remember Gianluca Vialli, passed away on January 6th.

“One of the most beautiful moments of the whole evening – underlines Fiorello – was the memory of the great Gianluca to whom our thoughts go”. Yesterday’s match in Naples was the first match played by the national team after the death of the former striker and sports manager and Italy paid homage to him with an exciting light and music show. Finally, the blue coach made the “formation of dreams? Zoff, Gentile, Scirea, Maldini and Cabrini; De Sisti, Pirlo; Riva, Baggio, Rossi and Vialli”, replied Mancini.