Monday November 12 2012
Mangia wary of Spain test

Italy Under-21 boss Devis Mangia has admitted that his side will come up against 'the best team in Europe' when they face Spain on Tuesday.

The Azzurrini play Julen Lopetegui's side in Siena tomorrow, and the 38-year-old believes his men have it all to do when they come up against the reigning European champions.

“It will be an important test for us,” he told a Press conference. “Everyone knows they are the nation that produces the best football right now.

“It will also be good to see where we are, what with the European Championship a year away.”

He also commented on Alessandro Florenzi's call-up to the senior side as they face France in Parma.

“I am very happy to see him go into the senior team,” he said. “He's doing great things at Roma, and I'm sure he'll take his opportunity.”

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