L. nations – Italy
Italian coach Roberto Mancini announced his ambitions on Thursday after the draw for the semi-finals of the League of Nations, in which the Nazionale will face Spain in October.
Roberto Mancini (coach of Italy, opponent of Spain in the semi-finals of the League of Nations) : “It will be a spectacular and very open Final Four with probably the four best selections in Europe at the moment. And in the end we will win. It will be a great challenge against Spain. They are a bit like us, they changed different players, confirmed some experienced elements like Sergio Ramos, and they came back very strong.
“We are no longer the first or second nation in the world, and we want to be that again”
The goal is to get even better, because it’s been so long since we were no longer the first or second nation in the world, and we want to be like that again. France and Belgium are ahead: one has won the World Cup, the other is at the top of the FIFA rankings. My wish is that the supporters will return to the stands in March for the qualifying matches for the World Cup and in June for the Euro, because sports without an audience are not the same. “
Deschamps: “We meet the best team”