Roberto Mancini 'Relieved' With Italy's Euro 2020 Draw

Italy trainer Roberto Mancini expressed his aid on Sunday after the previous champions got a positive qualifying staff for Euro 2020. Mancini took over previous this yr after the four-time winners did not qualify for the Global Cup in Russia. “The objective was once to keep away from Germany and it went neatly,” mentioned Mancini after Italy — who received their handiest Eu identify 50 years in the past — had been drawn in Crew J towards Bosnia, Finland, Greece, Armenia and Liechtenstein. “(It is) just right, however it’s a must to win at the pitch,” persevered the 54-year-old former Italy global who was once provide on the attract Dublin at the side of the FIGC president Gabriele Gravina.

“Bosnia are a very good crew, with gamers we all know and it is going to no longer be a very easy recreation, however all of the video games should be performed and received – on paper this can be a just right staff, then it is going to rely on us. 

“We need to qualify and be mindful all video games should be performed and received so we climb the FIFA rating and pass into the following Global Cup attract a more potent place.”

“Italy merits to be at the best the place it has at all times been. 

“It will take a short time, however we’re making improvements to. The men are enjoying neatly and heading in the right direction.

“Having given enthusiasm again to the enthusiasts implies that we’re doing neatly and bodes neatly for the long run.”

Italy have received 3 fits, drawn 4 and misplaced two since Mancini took over in Would possibly, however were knocked out of the Countries League.

The Italian capital Rome will host quarter-final fits for Euro 2020 which can be performed throughout 12 international locations in Europe.

“We are hoping it might probably revive the keenness of the entire soccer motion,” mentioned Gravina, including that Italy had been hoping to host Euro 2028.

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