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I hope to match Lippi at the World Cup – Mancini

Thu 01 April 2021 | 10:13

Italy ended their first leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Lithuania to reach their third consecutive victory in the competition.

Italy

defeated

Lithuania

last night in their third World Cup qualification match with two goals from

Stefano Sensi

and

Ciro Immobile

.

Roberto Mancini

has kept the Azzurri unbeaten in their last 25 clashes to equal the record of

Marcello Lippi

, who led Italy to 2006 World Cup glory.

Mancini, however, is not overwhelmed by the record and hopes to ‘match Lippi at the World Cup’.

The Italian told reporters:

"I'm happy we are top of the group, it's pleasing, but records are standalone issues compared to real results.

"I hope to match Lippi at the World Cup, maybe in December 2022."

The 56-year-old also hopes for a bigger squad for Euro 2020.

"I think it could be a good idea to be able to name bigger squads for Euro 2020,"

Mancini added.

"I think it could be the right thing to do. The problem would above all be if a couple of players had problems in the tournament, as it's difficult to call them back after that, when players are on vacation."


source: SportMob