Italy winger says Mancini has always believed that the Azzurri could go all the way in the European championship.
managed to defeatSpain
in the penalty shootouts on Tuesday in the semi-final of the delayed Euro 2020 to book themselves a spot in the grand finale.
has now hailed the Azzurri tactician Roberto Mancini for always believing in his squad and leading them to the European final.
“There was only a madman three years ago to say we could get to this point and it’s Mr. Mancini,”
“He’s always believed in us, he has always brought enthusiasm to everyone. When he says that we are a squad of 26 players, it is the truth, because we are a wonderful group.
“This is the result of everyone’s work, and getting to this point in front of the people, after the period of suffering that we went through, is something extraordinary.
“I am so happy. In the semi-finals, against a great team, it is always going to be complicated. Spain are a great team and in recent years they have shown how strong they are.
“But winning the semi-final was exceptional, we deserve it. We know getting to the final is not everything and there is still one last step to take.”
Mancini’s men will take onEngland
at Wembley on Sunday in their final step towards Euro 2020 glory.