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Italy will lose again - Austria coach Foda and Alaba

Mon 21 June 2021 | 21:27

Real Madrid new signing David Alaba and Franco Foda warn the Azzurri about Austria: ‘Perhaps there will come a time when they lose again.’

Italy

will go against

Austria

in the round of 16 for Euro 2020 on Saturday. The Azzurri sat top of their group, having secured three victories from three matches, whereas Austria ended the group stage sitting second with the Netherlands above them.

Italy have managed to go 30 games without a defeat, but Austria coach

Franco Foda

believes their run of unbeaten games will end next weekend.

In this phase of the tournament, there are no easy opponents. We know that. Italy haven’t lost for an eternity, but perhaps there will come a time when they lose again,”

the German tactician told

Euro2020.com

.

“It will be important for us to prepare with focus and recover, then we will do everything we can to win in London. It will be tough, but the team is eager and ready.”

Austria International

David Alaba

believes the same as Foda and says ‘anything is possible in football.

This feels very good. We are really happy that we got it done today. That was our main goal and we are delighted to have achieved that,”

he told

ARD

.

“We’ve all seen how Italy played in the group stages. But we are here to dream and I believe anything is possible in football.”

Austria have not defeated Italy since 1960, having lost ten of their last 13 games with the Azzurri.


source: SportMob