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Rob Page: Wales manager hails phenomenal Italy

Sat 19 June 2021 | 23:37

Wales manager Rob Page praises Italy and is aiming for victory against them at the Stadio Olimpico tomorrow in the final game of the group stage.

The final match is a head-to-head for the top spot in the group, as


have six points, whereas


managed four thanks to a draw with


and victory over



“Of course you look at the games you’ve got coming into a tournament and think where you can pick points up. To get off to the start that we did against a good Swiss team, showed resilience to get something out of the game was credit to the players,”

Page told BBC Sport


“To then build on that and give the performance we did against Turkey, an exceptional and fully deserved win.”

Italy need only a point against Wales to secure a top spot in Group A, and many now suggesting Mancini’s men are contenders for the title after their excellent displays in their opening two games, beating Turkey and Switzerland with three goals.

“To come into this game it sets us up nicely with four points, there’s no guarantee we’re going to go through, but we’ll have to have a lot of results go against us for us not to.

“We’re in control of what we can do against Italy and like we approached every other game, we’re going for the win,” continued the manager. “If we fall short of the win, we’ll get the point we need.”

“We fully respect what they’re all about, I think they’re a phenomenal team, they’ve shown class in the first two games, got a lot of goals, so yeah, it’s going to be a good battle.”

source: SportMob