Alberico Evani didn’t follow Roberto Mancini to Saudi Arabia, even though the two collaborated for a few years. He spoke about the former Italy coach’s departure: “I’ve yet to understand what happened. President Gabriele Gravina wanted to make some changes, which is within his rights."
Gianluigi Buffon is coming off his first turn as the Italy’s head of the delegation and team manager. He spoke about the recent experience and more in an interview: "“It was very nice. I was welcomed very well by the president, the officials, the gaffer, and his staff."
Italy took home a precious victory over Ukraine in the most recent Euro qualifier despite being down a few pieces. Luciano Spalletti and the medical staff were careful with banged-up players. They quickly sent them home even if they could have potentially played through their ailments to avoid irking their clubs.
The win against Ukraine was Spalletti’s first as the Italy coach since taking over Mancini’s spot in the dugout. He remains unbeaten after two games, having drawn 1-1 vs North Macedonia in his managerial debut. Cannavaro gave his thoughts on the Italy team, drawing out examples from each position.
While Luciano Spalletti was roused by Davide Frattesi’s match-winning brace against Ukraine, he wasn’t the least bit impressed by the new Inter midfielder’s comments after the game. Gianluigi Donnarumma was booed for large periods by the San Siro crowd, reacting to which Frattesi backed the former Rossoneri.
Nicolò Zaniolo had a fine performance against Ukraine in his first start with the Azzurri in a while. He hailed the result and discussed his image in his post-game remarks: "It was paramount to take home the three points. We aren’t those seen against North Macedonia."
Davide Frattesi propelled Italy to a key victory against Ukraine with two goals. He’s now looking to gain a bigger role at Inter, as he has yet to start following three rounds. The midfielder talked to various outlets after the Euro qualifier: "The result was the most important thing."
Luciano Spalletti oversaw his first win as the new Italy manager with a potentially crucial 2-1 home victory over Ukraine on Tuesday night. Gli Azzurri eked out a dramatic triumph at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to significantly increase the likelihood of Euro 2024 qualification.
The Azzurri needed to win, and a win they got. Italy beat Ukraine 2-1 at the San Siro tonight in the fourth game of their Euro 2024 Qualifiers campaign as Luciano Spalletti collected his first W in his journey as the new Nazionale coach. Inter midfielder Davide Frattesi was the star of the night as he stroke twice in 30 minutes to build a two-goal cushion for his side.
Ukraine coach Serhiy Rebrov believes his side have everything in their power to cause an upset to Italy in their UEFA European Championship qualifier at San Siro. The Blue and Yellow have never won against Italy in a competitive match, but Rebrov maintained the trust in his troops to register a positive result.
Italy full-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo has backed the Azzurri to bounce back against Ukraine following their sub-par 1-1 draw against North Macedonia. Luciano Spalletti’s spell with the national team was enroute a satisfactory win after Ciro Immobile scored early in the second half, however, only until Enis Bardhi emerged with the equalizer.
Giuseppe Meazza is the venue as Italy and Ukraine go head-to-head in Tuesday's pivotal Euro 2024 qualifying showdown. Let’s look at our match preview for this high-stakes contest.