Euro 2020: Italy wants to prove they are better now

SPLIT, CROATIA - JUNE 12: Antonio Candreva of Italy #6 celebrates after scoring the first goal during the EURO 2016 Group H Qualifier between Croatia and Italy on June 12, 2015 in Split, Croatia. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

The Azzurri did not qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, missing the tournament for the second time in history

For the second time in their history, the Italian national team missed the chance to qualify for a FIFA World Cup.

The Azzurri have been part of the tournament in almost all occasions, missing only the 1930, 1958 and 2018 editions.

But of these three, the Italians failed to qualify twice, and now they are getting better.

With the aim to return to the top of international football, they have set their aim into qualifying for the Euro 2020.

And the team has been drawn into Group J, one of the easiest groups in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

PARMA, ITALY - MARCH 26: Italy coach Roberto Mancini looks on during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group J qualifying match between Italy and Liechtenstein at Ennio Tardini on March 26, 2019 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Mancini says he is not a miracle-performer

The Italy national team manager insists he's not there to make miracles quickly but to build the squad for the future.

The Azzurri will be accompanied by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia, and Liechtenstein.

Only Bosnia and Finland have guaranteed a spot in the Playoffs, thanks to their Nations League campaign.