Conte: ‘Critics might sneer’

Antonio Conte praised Italy’s experimental side for beating Albania, but snapped at critics. “We’ve won five and drawn one.”

The Coach spoke to Rai Sport after a 1-0 friendly victory in Genoa, just days after a much-criticised 1-1 draw against Croatia.

“We won five of our six games and drew one. Some might sneer, but my lads want to play and to get into the Nazionale. We just have to keep working.

Antonio Conte praised Italy’s experimental side for beating Albania, but snapped at critics. “We’ve won five and drawn one.”

The Coach spoke to Rai Sport after a 1-0 friendly victory in Genoa, just days after a much-criticised 1-1 draw against Croatia.

“We won five of our six games and drew one. Some might sneer, but my lads want to play and to get into the Nazionale. We just have to keep working.

“I very much liked the effort of the lads, as in a day and a half we prepared against an Albania side that played its first choice team.

“We proved that if we want to, we can achieve anything. Nobody is going to help us, so we have to get it done ourselves.”

Conte aimed another broadside at clubs, who he feels are not helping the Azzurri to have time together.

“This requires patience, as it is not a good moment for Italian football, but even then we won five and drew one.

“We will try to work, to have a few meetings to understand the situation in general. I need to work with these lads, as being without them for four months is a problem.

“If the Nazionale comes at the bottom of the pile, then at least let’s state that and everyone can take responsibility for that situation.”

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