Mancini: ‘Italy process will have good things and not so good’

Italy coach Roberto Mancini sent out a message following the 5-2 defeat to Germany, warning ‘this process will see some good things and others not so good.’

The CT is under fire after the humiliating Nations League result in Monchengladbach last night, which saw the Azzurri drop down from first place to third in the group.

They had until now impressed in the competition using very experimental and constantly-changing sides to beat Hungary 2-1 and draw with both Germany and England.

“What we started a few weeks ago is a new process that will see some good things and others not so good,” warned Mancini in a social media post.

“We need to still grow in terms of confidence, but we’ll do it all together as a real squad. Forza Azzurri.”

The Nazionale are relaunching after the EURO 2020 triumph and then failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Numerous young players have been given their international debuts over the last four games, including some like Willy Gnonto and Federico Gatti who have never even played in Serie A.

The Nations League group phase will conclude in September with Italy-England and Hungary-Italy, at which stage Mancini hinted he will start to bring back some of the first choice players.