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Eljif Elmas, a Napoli player of North-Macedonian nationality, commented on his team’s 5-2 defeat by Italy in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. For him, the Squadra Azzurra deserved to win given the game they played.
“Italy have always played the same soccer since Spalletti took over. We expected it, but we left too much space for the Azzurri. Italy created several chances to score and, in my opinion, deserved to win,” he told Sky Sport. Continuing, he declared that this defeat will enable his team to correct themselves and perform better in the future. “We still believe in ourselves and we know we can do well. Tonight, we tried but we didn’t succeed. I hope this match will help us grow,” concluded Eljif Elmas.