EURO 2020

Rai's Documentary on Italy's Euro 2020 Campaign Shows What Roberto Mancini Told Players Ahead of Spain Clash

Ali Shibil Roshan
Roberto Mancini
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Rai, Italy's national broadcaster, have aired a documentary on Gli Azzurri's Euro 2020 title winning campaign, and it has covered what the national team's manager Roberto Mancini told his players ahead of their semi-final clash with Spain.

Italy progressed to the Euro 2020 final after defeating Spain on penalties in the semi-final. The two sides scored a goal each at the end of normal time and extra time, and Italy came out on top in the subsequent penalty shootout. They would go on to clinch the trophy, beating England in the final on penalty shootout.

Rai's documentary 'Sogno Azzurro' shows what Mancini told his players in the build-up to the match against Spain, cautioning them of La Roja's quality. Mancini even claimed the 2022 World Cup will be 'between us, them and maybe another team'.

"You can't always win by controlling a game," Mancini told his players. "It's what we'd like, but there are the opponents as well.

"If you have to, wait. Let them play. Stay calm.

"Spain have a great squad. You'll see at the World Cup that it'll be between us, them and maybe another team. They've very good players - young, but very good.

"It won't be easy, we'll have to suffer until the end but, as always, we'll try to do it together."