Roberto Mancini (Lapresse)
Italy, Mancini joins Lippi: “I would like to equal him … after the World Cup”
L‘Italy of Roberto Mancini wins the third game in the qualifiers for i 2022 World Cup: the 2-0 in Vilnius over Lithuania (goals by Senses e Immobile on penalty) brings 3 important points to the Azzurri in the race with Switzerland in first place in the group. It is also the 25th consecutive profit for Roberto Mancini as ct. Reached up Marcello Lippi. “I would be happy to be like him in December 2022 (after the World Championship in Qatar ed). Now I’m happy because we are leading the group, but the numbers at the moment are an end in themselves”, explained the Mancio. On the match he explains: “In the first half we weren’t well placed on the pitch and our defenders suffered a bit, but then we settled down and unlocked it. The glass tonight for us is half full – says Mancini -, playing at home and on a normal field Switzerland won only 1-0 against this Lithuania. I also remember a 1-0 victory for Italy of Sacchi here, all the matches are difficult “. Many missed opportunities from the Azzurri and in particular from Ciro Immobile: “He gave the maximum of what he could give and we need to evaluate the physical condition of the players who are less brilliant at the moment. The important thing is that he, the ‘Gallo’ ( Belotti, ed) and the others are there, then the condition will come. To widen the squads for the European squad to 25? In a situation like the one we are experiencing, it may be a fair assessment “.
National, covid: 4 positive staff members isolated from the rest of the team group
“Following the last screening of the whole team group performed according to the UEFA protocol through molecular test Monday 29 March in Sofia (Bulgaria), negative result for all tested subjects, on the morning of Tuesday 30 March one of the members of the technical staff complained of a slight symptomatology (pharyngodynia). As a precaution, the person indicated was immediately isolated and did not follow the team in the next trip to Lithuania “. Figs. “Upon his return to Italy, the subject underwent a molecular test today, the result of which was reported positive in the early afternoon. Therefore, subsequently, the other staff members who had maintained close relationships were also isolated in Vilnius (Lithuania) and immediately subjected to a new molecular test, the result of which for three of them was communicated positive in the minutes following the conclusion of the Lithuania-Italy match. Of course, all positive subjects were excluded from the delegation “.