Italy coach Antonio Conte believes his team can thrive as the underdogs when they face Spain in the first knockout round at Euro 2016 next Monday.
The Azzurri’s reward for finishing top of Group E is a meeting with the reigning champions in a repeat of the Euro 2012 final, when Spain outclassed the Italians 4-0 in Kiev.
Given that Conte’s side were written off in some quarters before the tournament began, just reaching the knockout phase could be considered a success in itself.
But the coach said his players could take inspiration from their performance in beating much-fancied Belgium 2-0 in their …read more
Source: New Age