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‘Italy play to win’ – Mancini after 3-0 victory over Switzerland

Wed 16 June 2021 | 22:12

Italy boss Roberto Mancini explained the tactical changes during their 3-0 victory over Switzerland and said they will play to win every game at Euro 2020.

Italy

became the first team to qualify for the knockout stages of the 2020 European Championship as

Manuel Locatelli

’s brace and

Ciro Immobile’

s strike saw them past

Switzerland

in their Group A match at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday night.

“Switzerland are a strong side, we knew it would be a tough game and it was. We had chances, could’ve scored earlier and suffered where we had to, but deserved it at the end,”

the coach told  RAI Sport

.

“We were struggling in the opening minutes, but then we pressed them high and forced them to make mistakes. The lads did really well, it wasn’t easy, their second game in five days and it’s so hot.

“We changed system to have a breather, as we were tired and needed to make adjustments.”

Giorgio Chiellini

went off injured in the opening half-hour with a left flexor issue.

“We’ll see tomorrow and hope it’s nothing serious.”

The last Group A game with Wales will decide the winner and therefore their next fixture going forward in the Round of 16.

“We play to win every game and then we’ll see what happens. We dedicate this win to all the Italians who are suffering right now.”


source: SportMob

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