Ital­ians need ‘heart’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

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.

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