Mancini hails ‘important win’ in Euro 2020 opener


Italy head coach Roberto Mancini has applauded his troops after their impressive performance earned them a 3-0 Euro 2020 opening win over Turkey on Friday evening.

However, Mancini, warned there is still a long way to go until a possible Wembley final.

“It was important to start well in Rome and I think it’s a satisfaction for the public and for Italians,” said Mancini of the match played at a Stadio Olimpico that was filled to a quarter of its capacity.

“It was a beautiful evening, I hope there are many others, but there are still six more for Wembley.”

Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but are now on a 28-match unbeaten run under Mancini.

“We played well. With it being the first match, it wasn’t easy and we were against a good team. The crowd helped us, and it was crucial for us to move the ball quickly.”

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