Despite defeat against England, Mancini remains optimistic

Italy’s manager Roberto Mancini has expressed hope for the future despite his team’s 2-1 home defeat to England in their first match of Euro 2024 qualifying. After Italy fell 2-0 behind in the first half, Matteo Retigui scored a goal in the second half to restore hope for his side. Mancini praised England’s set-piece play and acknowledged the confusion that led to the first goal and a penalty. However, he was confident that Retigui would continue to improve and become a valuable player for the team. Despite the loss, Mancini believes that Italy’s second half performance showed great potential for the future. The team will travel to Malta for their next match.