We dominated after the break: Mancini

For the Italy national team manager, his team took risks to turn the match around, after being down by one goal during the first half.

A goal by Edin Dzeko gave Bosnia and Herzegovina a 1-0 lead before halftime against Italy tonight.

The game was part of the UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

But then two goals came thanks to Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verrati, boosting the Azzurri to a 2-1 victory.

“All games are difficult, especially at the end of the season,” Italian coach Roberto Mancini told Football Italia.

“Bosnia is full of technically gifted players, so we knew it’d be tricky.”

“Perhaps we were a bit too stretched out in the first half, but we improved so much after the break,” he added.

“It’s not easy to turn a game like this around and we ran some risks on the counter, but it’s what we had to do.”

“We dominated after the break and it was a deserved win,” he said.

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“Perhaps we didn’t press well enough and were tired, which is what caused us to risk too many counters.

The coach concluded: “Italy has always been a top level football nation, it’s just that some periods go better than others.”

“The two goals were beautiful.”

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