Azure bosses are not far from their team’s race in tonight’s showpiece event against England at Wembley.
Roberto Mancini insists he is feeling calm and focused ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final and has appealed to his players to follow suit as they prepare to face England at Wembley.
Azure has been one of the most impressive teams in the tournament and will play an unbeaten game in 32 matches. This is a national record. This is until September 2018.
However, in their first major final in 55 years at their national stadium, they faced a fast-paced England team in front of a crowd dominated by Three Lions supporters.
What did Mansini say?
Italy entered Euro 2020 which proved that it endured the humiliation of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
He had the honor of opening the tournament on an emotional night in Rome four weeks ago, with Italian opera tenor Andrea Boselli performing the Nissan Dorma to evoke memories of the 1990 World Cup – the last time Italy hosted Tournament
Azori justified his tag as a pre-tournament choice, sealing the 3-0 victory over Turkey with a goal from Mario Demirel’s own goal and a strike from Cerro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigin. ۔
Asked if he was more nervous than before the Turkish game, Mancini said: “The first match was difficult, but this is the final, that’s different.
“I’m not angry, maybe I’ll be more tomorrow (Sunday). This moment will be very important to me, I hope I didn’t get success as a player in the blue.
“We have to stay calm, we know it’s going to be difficult but we have to focus on our game. We have to have fun, it’s the last game. For that we have to perform for 90 minutes.
“I am happy with the work that (Cerro) Mobile, (Andrea) Belotti, (Giacomo) Raspodori and others have done. They have given more than 100% work. We need one last effort, we hope. Let’s have fun and go on vacation. “
Mancini is wary of England’s threat
July 11 is already a special day in the history of Italian football, as it is the day of the 1982 World Cup win in 1982, thanks to a 3-1 victory over West Germany at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mankini hopes to bode well for the current generation, but he is more aware of the danger posed to England.
He added: “I hope this date will be important for the Italians for the second time.” We hope to hear from our fans at the end of the match, we will think of something else during the match.
“England are strong, they have a lot of strong players on the bench. Rahim Sterling is very fast, we need to focus not only on him but also who will play on the right. Hurricanes are also strong. He has a strong attack. “