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Italy, Di Biagio: “Italy on the right path”

Italy, Di Biagio: “Italy on the right path”

Interim Italy Manager Luigi Di Biagio belives that Italy are “on the right path.”

Di Biagio’s first game in charge of the Azzurri ended in a 2-0 defeat to Argentina on Friday.

The former Under-21 Manager is in contention to be Italy’s permanent Manager but Friday’s defeat to Argentina has divided opinion.

The Azzurri face England in a friendly at Wembley tonight and Di Biagio spoke in a press-conference ahead of the match.

“We need to improve on the Argentina game and I’ve told the lads that.

“We had a very good second half, we created enough. If it had ended 0-0 I’d have been disappointed, and in the end we lost.

“I’m happy with the reaction I got in the second half though.

“We’re on the right path, we did some good things against the vice world champions. I was sorry to read people saying we had no shots on goal.

“I said what I wanted and the lads followed me. We saw something, but we still need time. I hope we can see something more tomorrow and that we can get a result”.

England Manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that he will rotate his squad and Di Biagio admitted that he will do the same.

“It’s inevitable there’ll be some, yes. We also have to consider the point of the season we’re at and some niggles.

“I’ll change at least three or four players, but I haven’t decided yet.

“In goal Donnarumma will start, even though Perin caused me a bit of a headache. I had some doubts.

“As for England, I don’t know who will play. England have great players and we can’t dwell on names, regardless of who Southgate chooses.

“We need to try and limit their whole team”.

@ItalianFD

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