Mancini: ‘Still a long way to Wembley’

Roberto Mancini says Italy ‘put in a good performance against Turkey’ but reckons ‘there is still a long way’ to go to Wembley.

The Azzurri sealed a 3-0 win over Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in the opening game of Euro 2020.

“We put in a good performance. We were unable to get a goal in the first half, it wasn’t easy, as it was the debut and Turkey are a very good team,” Mancini told Rai Sport.
“In these games, you need everything. We had help from the crowd, we are happy and I think the team played really well.

“It was decisive when we moved the ball quickly, managing to always free someone up for the pass. It was important to start well and it’s satisfying for us, for the crowd and for all Italians.”

“It was a wonderful evening and I hope there will be many more. Wembley? That’s a long way away. There are six to go.”