Andrea Belotti believes Italy proved themselves to be ‘superior to Poland in every way’ during a 2-0 win with a makeshift squad.
Belotti was brought down for the Jorginho penalty, then Domenico Berardi secured the Nations League victory late on.
“The more days went on, the more players kept leaving the camp, but we said to ourselves that we had to be even more united through these obstacles,” Belotti told RAI Sport.
“It was a great performance and we proved that we were superior to Poland in every way this evening.”
Clubs continue to complain about international duty during a pandemic, but the players seem revitalised by wearing the Azzurri jersey.
“We are like a family, so coming back here is like a father embracing his son. That’s how we all feel when we come on international duty, we just need to look each other in the eyes to know what we’re doing.
“We dedicate this win to the coach, and also to everyone else who is self-isolating at this moment. We heard from him before the game, knew how sad he felt not to be here, so the dedication is for him.”