Italy U21 boss Gigi Di Biagio has warned his side against the threat they face on Thursday against Belgium.
The Azzurrini play their Flemish rivals tomorrow in their first qualifying match for the 2015 European Championships.
“We will face a team that is growing,” he told a Press conference. “They are a dynamic group who will try to make life difficult for us.
“My boys have shown application and commitment so far, but we have to play with more fluidity in possession.
“We’re working well and I’m convinced that we can continue to grow as a unit.
“The team understands that friendly matches are different from these matches – but the attitude must remain the same.”