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Italy in the European final, Mancini: “Happy, but one is still missing”


“I believed in the players we had, despite the fact that everyone believed little. I thought we could do good things, we are happy to have given the Italians good evenings this month. One more is missing.” Italian coach Roberto Mancini comments on the victory on penalties against Spain that sends Italy to the final of Euro 2020. Read also “Spain is a great team – says Mancini to Sky-, they are the masters of ball possession and they have Despite this, we had many opportunities. I knew there would be pain, Spain have young players but they are good. When we scored 1-0, I thought we could also score 2-0. We suffered in the final of regular time, then in extra time not so much. Now we have 4 days to rest before the final “. In seventh heaven, even if exhausted, Gigio Donnarumma:” It is a great Spain, they are very strong, but this Italy he has a very big heart. He never gives up and it showed, because we didn’t give up an inch on the pitch, we suffered until the end “, says the goalkeeper, hero of the evening with the save against Morata on penalties. “We won it, but great credit also to Spain which put us in great difficulty. Let’s enjoy this evening – he concludes – then from tomorrow we start thinking about the final”. Suffering is still on the face of many Azzurri, but the joy: “It was the most difficult game I have ever played. We knew it would be a very difficult match, once again this team has shown that they have a big heart, that they have values”, Leonardo Bonucci told Rai microphones. “The fate – emphasizes the defender – has rewarded us in the lottery of penalties. It is a painful joy, even more beautiful and incredible. Now an inch is missing …”.



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