1NEWS, The Italian National Team managed to extend their unbeaten run when they were forced to a goalless draw by Switzerland. However, Roberto Mancini as the coach said he was not satisfied.
In the match at St. Jakob-Park, Monday (6/9) early morning WIB, Italy got many opportunities to score goals. One of them through Jorginho’s penalty kick. However, the ball from the Chelsea midfielder’s kick failed to pass the Swiss goalkeeper, Yoan Sommer.
This draw means that Roberto Mancini’s team has not lost in 36 matches in a row. Despite scoring a record, Mancini admitted he was not satisfied.
“This is the moment when the ball doesn’t go in. Again, we had too many chances not to win this game,” said Mancini after the game, as reported by Football-Italy.
“It’s not just a penalty, it’s another situation. We have to be more determined, more clinical, more precise. Just like with Bulgaria, this is another game we shouldn’t have won with many chances.”
The former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach was also asked if there would be any changes to the third qualifying match against Lithuania later?
“The players are getting tired, so there will definitely be some changes. It’s a missed opportunity, just like it was last Thursday. Exactly the same,” he continued.
Currently, Italy tops Group C with 11 points. Followed by Switzerland who collected seven points. Practically, only the top teams qualify directly for the 2022 World Cup, with the runners-up entering the playoffs.