Italy team manager Gabriele Oriali credits Roberto Mancini with creating “a relaxed atmosphere” that also brings in fans.
The Azzurri host Greece at the Stadio Olimpico tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).
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“Considering the importance of this game, of course there are many people who have come to the stadium. We’re pleased and hope to offer them something to enjoy, culminating in a victory,” Oriali told Rai Sport.
“We have this opportunity to qualify early for Euro 2020 and we’ll do everything possible to book our spot tonight, even if the objective doesn’t end here. We want to win every game.
“For some time now, the Italy squad has represented a confident safe haven and everyone who comes on international duty feels happy to be here.
“The credit for that goes to our Coach, who created this relaxed atmosphere.”
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