This Monday, Italy conceded a goalless draw against Ukraine on the lawn of the BayArena in Leverkusen. A result that suits the Italians: this draw allows them to qualify for the Euro where Federico Chiesa’s teammates will be keen to defend their title with enthusiasm. A beneficial draw but which can seem very minimalist in content. Dominant, the Squadra Azzurra never knew how to do well in the game and had very few clear chances.
Regardless, Luciano Spalletti, who arrived on the transalpine bench in September, expressed his satisfaction at the end of the match: “Nothing was certain. We had an excellent match, we created a lot. Ukraine gave us a hard time, they showed that they were an equipped team. I know these situations very well: I entered to greet those who had already returned to the locker room. We were all attached to this result: we said to each other ‘Bravo!’ Now comes the best.”