Roberto Mancini was satisfied with Italy’s performance in their 3-0 victory against Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship on Friday evening.
After a cagey first half in which the Azzurri struggled to break down a resolute Turkish defence, the Italians were much more fluid and clinical in the second half, much to the pleasure of their coach.
“Italy played a good game,” Mancini told RAI Sport. “It was important to start well in Rome, and I think it is satisfying for the public and for the Italians.
“We had a good match even in the first half when we couldn’t find the goal. The match was not easy because it was the opener and they are a strong team.”
“It is still far away,” he said. “There are still six games to play.”