Retegui-Pessina, Malta-Italy 0-2 towards Euro 2024. Mancini: we could and should have done better, in everything
Italy puts behind the defeat in Naples against England and wins in Malta, in the second qualifying match for Euro 2024: they score Retegui (after the goal against the 3 Lions national team) e Pessina. But the blue coach Roberto Mancini he doesn’t seem very satisfied, 3 points aside: “The result is good, these are matches where you have everything to lose, where you have to be careful because they can get very difficult. We had to win and we did, having said that we could and should have done better. in everything. We were able to unlock it in the first half, then we doubled up and at that point you have to manage the situation differently, because then these become strange, difficult, dirty matches where anything can happen. We have to learn to play more calmly,” he explains in after game.
Retegui still on target for Italy. Mancini: he is a goalscorer, but he must be waited for
The good news for coach Mancini comes from Retegui’s new goal: “He played his part in this game too, he unlocked the match, he was fundamental. He’s a goalscorer, it’s an important quality that we saw when we decided to call him. But I repeat, he has to wait, he has to grow, understand and get to know European football. But he doesn’t lack qualities.”
Malta-Italy 0-2 scoreboard
Malta (3-5-2): Bonello; Apap, Borg, Attard (19′ st Z. Muscat); Mbong, Yankam, Guillaumier, N. Muscat (31′ st Teuma), Corbalan; Jones (31′ St Dimech), Satariano (19′ St Nwoko). All.: Marcolini
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo (1′ st Darmian), Scalvini (38′ st Toloi), Romagnoli, Emerson; Pessina, Cristante, Tonali (22′ st Verratti); Politano, Retegui (22′ st Scamacca), Gnonto (21′ Grifo). All.: Mancini
Scorers: 15′ Retegui (I), 27′ Pessina (I)
Booked: Di Lorenzo (I), Scalvini (I)
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