Mancini: “Italy will go to the World Cup and maybe win them”

The coach after the lack of direct qualification: “Maximum concentration until March and we will recover our strength”

“We’ll go to the World Cup in March and maybe we’ll win them too”. Italy fails to qualify directly for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Italy coach Roberto Mancini is convinced that the national team will hit the target in the March playoffs. “A shame because this group had to be closed before this match,” Mancini told Raisport after a disappointing 0-0 draw in Belfast against Northern Ireland. “We just need to rediscover what has distinguished us so far: if one thinks that we missed two penalties in the decisive matches, it means that the group had been kept in control but if you don’t take advantage of the opportunities it is clear that you can face difficulties. Maximum concentration until March and we recover our strength “, says Mancini.

“We have these matches in March, we will prepare well and we will go to the World Cup from there. This is a moment like this, we are struggling to score even though we have the game in hand. We had chances in the first half, these are matches that you have to unlock immediately to play quietly. They were all behind us, we have difficulties in this context “, he adds,