The Italy international insisted that the Azzurri are aiming to win the Euros and hailed his national team coach, ‘We are having fun…’
have defeated Turkey in their opening clash of the Euro 2020. Striker
climbed off the bench during the second half to be Ciro Immobile’s replacement after the Lazio striker netted Azzurri’s second goal.
There is a great sense of belonging, we all know how important this shirt is and how important it is to do well after hitting rock bottom by not qualifying for the World Cup,”
“We know which one is our duty and we also have a great desire for redemption, that’s why we always want to give something more. We know that we are all important, regardless if we start on the bench. The games last 90 minutes and anything can happen.”
joined Italy in 2018 to be Giampiero Ventura’s successor after they have not qualified for the World Cup in 2018.
“Mancini has been great, he has given self-confidence to all the players. It was something we were missing. He’s made us feel important. Even those who are not playing regularly feel the same, he is a great coach who has given us an identity. We have fun when we go on the pitch and do what we can do,”
When quizzed if Italy are able to be the winners of the European Championship, the 27-year-old added:
“We believe in it, that’s our target, we hit rock bottom by not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, and now we want to win this competition.”
“We know we can do it, but we need to keep our feet on the ground and work together, focused on the target, in every game. That’s the only way we can reach the Final.”