Italians need ‘heart’
ITALY boss Gian Piero Ventura has spoken about the need for “heart and determination” as his side prepare to host Sweden in tonight’s World Cup qualifying play-off second leg.
The Italians are in danger of missing out on the finals for the first time since 1958, having lost leg one 1-0 in Stockholm on Friday.
Ventura said at a press conference ahead of the return meeting at Milan’s San Siro stadium: “We analysed Friday’s match, realising what we did and that we can do a lot more.
“Tactics are important but on their own they’re not enough, just how heart and determination aren’t enough on their own.
Gian Piero Ventura
“Tog ether, t he three things guarantee success.”
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti picked up a yellow card on Friday that means he will miss out tonight through suspension.