Roberto Mancini, coach of the Italian national team, commented on the disappointing draw in which the Azzurri national team fell against its rival Switzerland, during the match that was held on Sunday evening at the “St. Jacob Park”, as part of the fifth round of Group C matches, for the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2022.
“We had a lot of chances not to win the game, we need to be tougher and more accurate, there is the same frustration as on Thursday, we will make changes in the next match because the players are tired,” Mancini said during his post-match statements.
He added: “We need to be more determined, more accurate just as with Bulgaria, it is another match that we cannot fail to win with so many scoring chances created, it was more difficult in the second half, but we had chances in The first and second half, which means that the team played good football.”
Today’s draw made the Italian team a record in the longest unbeaten series of teams, after equaling in the previous match with Bulgaria the record of Brazil and Spain unbeaten in 35 games in a row.
According to the Opta network for numbers and statistics, because of avoiding defeat against Switzerland, the Azzurri team entered history by setting a new record for 36 international matches without defeat.
The Italians achieved this series through 29 victories and 7 draws between the European Nations League, European Nations Championship qualifiers, World Cup qualifiers, Euro 2020 matches and friendly matches.
With this result, Italy is at the top of Group C with 11 points from 5 matches, while Switzerland is in the group runner-up with 7 points.