“We will always have to play in the same way, with the same wickedness, the same desire, the same courage”
Two days from the eighth final of Euro 2020 against Austria, Marco Verratti charges Italy. “You have to think big – declared the blue median -. It will be a very difficult match, but we will have to always play in the same way, with the same wickedness, the same desire, the same courage“.” In this way I think we can do a great race and something extraordinary in the future“, he added.
Italy, Verratti warms up for Austria
“Of course the more you go on, the more pressure increases, now the races start from ‘inside or outside’, so you have to maintain serenity, enthusiasm and continue like this”, added Verratti. “When you do not set yourself certain objectives it is difficult to reach them – he continued -. We aim to pass the round with Austria and therefore we think big”. “Are we now considered among the favorites? I think it also depends a lot on the results achieved, but as I said we always have to think about ourselves because I am sure that when things go wrong the first to criticize us will be those who today fill us with praise – he explained. the PSG midfielder -. We must evaluate match after match and continue playing as we know, calmly, without pressure, always giving our life on the pitch and having fun: this is how we can have our say. “
Then some considerations on his return last Sunday with Wales after the knee injury that made him risk missing the second European in a row. “It was exciting. Representing Italy in this competition is special – he explained -. And I say thanks to Mancini who waited for me and always trusted me.”
In the first two matches with Turkey and Switzerland Verratti was well replaced by Locatelli with whom he is in the runoff for Saturday: “It is important to have a level group, an advantage for the coach and for all of us, we are a good team that he has fun and can be the protagonist “.