Wednesday June 19 2019
Di Biagio: 'It gets complicated for Italy'

Italy U21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio admits “it gets more complicated” after the surprise 1-0 defeat to Poland. “We were too hasty.”

The Azzurrini had fought back to beat Spain 3-1 in the opener, but here went behind to a Krystian Bielik shot off the upright, then wasted far too many scoring opportunities.

“There is disappointment at how the game went. We controlled it for 90 minutes, but were unable to score despite the many chances we created. That is football, unfortunately,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

“I could not have asked more from the lads other than being more incisive when the moment came to score. We created so much, it was a little more chaotic in the second half and we got irritable, trying to get everything straight away. We were too hasty.

“Now it gets more complicated. We’ll go and crunch some numbers, but it’s complicated.”

Poland are top of the group on six points, with Italy and Spain on three. Belgium, Italy’s final opponents, are already eliminated on zero.

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