Italy midfielder Davide Frattesi insists “it’d be stupid not to believe” in their U20 World Cup hopes as they face Ukraine in the semi-final.
“It’s wonderful to be here and we feel like we’ve achieved so much just reaching the semi-final, but are now fired up to beat Ukraine and play for the trophy,” the 19-year-old Ascoli player told Sky Sport Italia.
“It’d be stupid not to believe in this wonderful dream. We are already in the final four, so why not give it our all and believe in our chances?”
The Azzurrini have won four out of five games in the tournament, drawing only with Japan while rotating the squad at the end of the group phase.
They eliminated hosts Poland 1-0 and then defeated Mali 4-2 in the quarter-final.
The semi-final against Ukraine kicks off on Tuesday at 16.30 UK time (15.30 GMT), while the other clash is between Ecuador and South Korea.
The Final will be on Saturday June 15.