Marcello Lippi, coach of Italy world champion in 2006, spoke about the moment of the Azzurri during an interview granted to Il Messaggero by congratulating Roberto Mancini for his work with the national team.
Interview with Lippi on the national team
«Mancini has managed to build a competitive group despite knowing that in our league seventy percent of the players are foreigners. This Italy scores, does not concede and is unbeaten in 27 games. The reconstruction took place after failing to qualify for the last World Cup. Italy arrives launched at the European Championship. Better that way. Serenity helps and, as I see, it is Mancini himself who transmits it ».