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Malta coach Marcolini: 'I expect an aggressive Italy'

2023-03-25T17:29:36.072Z


'For me strong emotions, we'll have to be good at managing them on the pitch' (ANSA) "Italy will come here super aggressive, let's hope they can leave us some space to exploit. I'm happy with this adventure and the opportunity I've been given". Michele Marcolini says he is excited even just at the idea that he will be able to face his country's national team, even if as an opponent: the coach of Malta, the Azzurri's opponent tomorrow in the second qualifying match for Euro 2024, p


"Italy will come here super aggressive, let's hope they can leave us some space to exploit. I'm happy with this adventure and the opportunity I've been given".

Michele Marcolini says he is excited even just at the idea that he will be able to face his country's national team, even if as an opponent: the coach of Malta, the Azzurri's opponent tomorrow in the second qualifying match for Euro 2024, praises Mancini's team.

"I'm going against the tide - says the Italian coach to Sky - I'm not so critical of Mancini's Italy who, in my opinion, are doing a good job. It hurts not to do two World Cups, but the performances are there, the results come easily be pessimistic, but in my opinion he is doing well".


    As for the mission with Malta, Marcolini is enthusiastic.

"I'm happy with the chance I've been given - he explains - leading a national team, even if it's small, is always an extraordinary thing, which gives me the chance to face my nation and hear the national anthem on the other side. These are emotions that I feel and I hold tight, difficult to replicate. As for the pitch with Macedonia down by two goals, I saw a team that reacted, didn't give up. I think we can give some small annoyance to others. There are qualities to work on, knowing that We always have to give 500 percent."


    The stadium will be full: "It certainly doesn't happen often here - adds Marcolini - but even these are emotions that we have to keep close and bring them onto the pitch so that they give us enthusiasm, it won't be easy to play against Italy with a packed stadium. But we have to be


    good to transform nervousness into positive energy, smile and head held high". 


Source: ansa

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