Roberto Mancini says Italy can win the UEFA Nations League but warns: ‘We don’t want to do like the English who got the EURO 2020 trophy tattooed.’
During the September break, the Azzurri collected one win and two draws in their first three games as European champions.
They return to action in October in the Final Four of the UEFA Nations League.
Mancini wants to lift another trophy with the Azzurri but warns his players.
“A little bit of superstition is always needed. “e can’t do like the English who had already tattooed the [EURO 2020] trophy,” Mancini told TG Poste as quoted by Calciomercato.com.
“[The Nations League] is an important tournament, we play in Italy, so we hope to win it.
“In November, there will be the last two qualifying matches for Qatar 2022. After these last matches, we can say something”.
Italy are the Group C leader and enjoy a six-point lead over Switzerland, who, however, have two games in hands.
Italy were held to a 0-0 draw by Switzerland in Basel in November and will host Murat Yakın’s side at the Stadio Olimpico on November 12.
The two sides had already met at the same venue during UEFA Euro 2020, with the Azzurri who snatched a 3-0 win with a brace from Manuel Locatelli and Ciro Immobile’s second and last goal in the competition.
— calciomercato.com (@cmdotcom) September 24, 2021