Italy plays Turkey today, Friday, at the start of Euro 2020, a tournament that the Ozuri team enters as a strong candidate after an amazing performance with Mancini in the last two years.
“After everything that has happened, it’s time to come back to please people and give them fun,” Mancini said in a press conference. “The first match is always the hardest, we have to be free on the gold level and not think about anything else. You always feel pressure at the beginning. We have to play our game and have fun. And to respect Turkey’s capabilities.”
“Three years ago I was confident, now more confident. We have been working together for a long time and have fun, we would like to continue,” he added.
While team leader Giorgio Chiellini recalled the memories of the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, saying: “The Sweden match in Milan will remain, but we have turned this disappointment into desire and enthusiasm, which is the same feeling among the fans. experience together.
And the Juventus defender continued, “The opening meeting has a lot of unknowns and difficulties, for us and for Turkey. It will be a night full of feelings, we will live it in the heart of the group, which feels responsible, and a little crazy, on such occasions something exceptional must be achieved.”
Italy and Turkey play in Group A with Switzerland and Wales, who meet on Saturday.
Then on Wednesday, Italy plays in Rome against Switzerland and Turkey and Wales clash in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
Italy won the euro only once, which was in 1968 on its soil.