Manicini’s promise of change compounded by loss against Argentina

Thu 02 June 2022 | 9:18

Argentina won the battle against the Azzurri quite comfortably on Wednesday before Roberto Mancini’s overhaul.

Roberto Mancini

, the


coach, insisted that despite the difficult few month the Azzurri had, there would come changes. However, they were defeated at the hands of


3-0 in the final on Wednesday.

Argentina won the battle 3-0 at Wembley, as the CONMEBOL/UEFA ‘Cup of Champions’ was revived for the first time since 1993.

Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala found the back of the net while Lionel Messi pulled the strings. Italy, on the other hand, were lucky yo only lose 3-0 against impressive Albiceleste.

Following their failure to get qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, being defeated at the hands of North Macedonia, this was their second game.

Notwithstanding Italy grabbing Euro 2020 trophy, Mancini is already planning to instigate a rebuild. However, he was eager to show his gratitude to the players who were crucial in the past four years.

"In the first half we made two mistakes on their two goals, then they were better at keeping the ball,"

Mancini is quoted as saying by Sky Italia.

"They were better than us, but I must say thanks to these guys who have played in these four years.

"There is regret for the lack of qualification for the World Cup, and tonight's match was initially balanced, then they had superior quality to us.

"After this match we had in mind to change several things and we will do it. We need to find the players, put together a team that will suffer at the beginning and that in the future will be able to give us joy."

Manconi’s priority is to reinforce in the attack if he plans to do any rebuild as his side is suffering from a lack of threat as they go forward.

"We have great difficulty scoring at the moment, and we have to work a lot knowing that it will not be so simple and it will take time [to overcome their issues]," he continued.

"After the European Championship we struggled to score and we have to find solutions in this sense and try to be fast, but it will not be easy to put together a team that gives us short-term satisfaction even if there are good guys. We will have to make as few mistakes as possible.

"I have optimism. I like to work and train. It's true that we lost against a great Argentina team, but we must know that there will also be these moments and we must make sure that the youngest players learn quickly."

The Azzurri will now focus on the Nations League as they will face Germany on Saturday and then they have to go against Hungary and England.

source: SportMob

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