?Roberto Mancini was pleased with his side’s effort as Italy earned a 1-0 win over the USA in a friendly in Belgium on Tuesday night.
The match looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw until
“We should have scored earlier,” Mancini said at the post-match press conference (reported via ?EuroSport). “It looked like it was going to finish 0-0 once again, but this result was more than deserved.
“Everybody played very well,” he added. “We are where we want to be and are maybe even doing better than expected.
“We’re playing well, but need to pick up results when we start playing the European Championship qualifying games.”
Italy shockingly failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and will be hoping to get back on track with qualification to Euro 2020.