The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has reminded his team that they are doing good, but they haven’t “achieved nothing” yet.
Edin Dzeko opened up the scoreboard for Bosnia and Herzegovina, but goals by Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti gave Italy the 2-1 win in tonight’s UEFA EURO 2010 Qualifiers.
And the goalscorer has warned his team of complacency, as he says they haven’t achieved anything yet.
“I had a great year with Lorenzo in Pescara and we haven’t forgotten. We see football the same way and he gave me a fine assist,” Verratti was quoted by Football Italia.
“In the first half, we were one against one, they were pressing us constantly and it was tricky, but that’s international football, there are teams that try to stop you playing.”
“We held out, didn’t let our heads drop and we were able to turn it around,” he added.
“If we want to grow and improve, we have to make mistakes too, as we’re a young group.”
“We’ll learn from this game, Bosnia have such quality, including a great midfielder like Miralem Pjanic,” he said.
“We did well in the second half, communicated well and managed to dominate the game.”
“We mustn’t get ahead of ourselves,” he commented.
“We’ve achieved nothing, we are Italy and can’t just consider ourselves phenomenons after winning a couple of games. We’ve got to do more.”
As it stands in Group J…
— Italy (@azzurri) June 11, 2019