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Luciano Spalletti spoke at a press conference after Italy’s resounding 5-2 victory over Macedonia. The Tuscan coach was proud of the victory and described the performance as “Italy’s best ever”.
“We had an excellent first half, even if we didn’t offer much. But this was the match to prove it. Our quality was superior and we were able to achieve our goal. At that moment, in my opinion, we saw the best of ourselves,” said Luciano Spalletti. He went on to talk about the mistakes on both North Macedonia goals. “If you make a mistake, today you pay the full price even if it’s on the cheap. We knew our team was a little short, so we asked them not to make any unnecessary mistakes. Macedonia’s second goal came by chance, and then it took a great Italian performance to get back on track and bring home the result,” concluded the national coach.