Tuesday June 11 2019
Verratti: 'Azzurri achieved nothing yet'

Marco Verratti “hasn’t forgotten” his partnership with Lorenzo Insigne, but warns Italy have “achieved nothing” after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder completed the turnaround from an Edin Dzeko opener, as Lorenzo Insigne scored a sensational volley and then set him up for the winner.

“I had a great year with Lorenzo in Pescara and we haven’t forgotten. We see football the same way and he gave me a fine assist,” Verratti told Rai Sport.

“In the first half, we were one against one, they were pressing us constantly and it was tricky, but that’s international football, there are teams that try to stop you playing.

“We held out, didn’t let our heads drop and we were able to turn it around. If we want to grow and improve, we have to make mistakes too, as we’re a young group.

“We’ll learn from this game, Bosnia have such quality, including a great midfielder like Miralem Pjanic. We did well in the second half, communicated well and managed to dominate the game.”

Italy have now won all four Euro 2020 qualifiers, scoring 13 goals and conceding one, but Verratti isn’t celebrating yet.

“We mustn’t get ahead of ourselves. We’ve achieved nothing, we are Italy and can’t just consider ourselves phenomenons after winning a couple of games. We’ve got to do more.”