Italy Under-21 coach Luis Di Biagio is happy with the Azzurrini’s defeat over Slovenia on Tuesday.
The youngsters thrashed their opponents 4-1. The team would end the year on a winning note. The team however would miss Sassuolo defender Claud Adjapong who was injured.
Di Biagio praised his team for the win, saying they did well. They recently began their two year era under the coach after their disappointment at the European U-21 Championship.
The team played Spain on September 1 before facing Slovenia three days later in a friendly.
“Slovenia don’t have the nobility of Spain, but I’m happy,” Di Baggio said about the 4-1 win.
“We had the right attitude to attack the match. These matches are never easy, so you have to make it easy. I didn’t want us to concede. We dropped our concentration level, so we have to grow from this. Still, we’re happy about what we did and it lets us more forward,” the coach added.
When they clashed with Spain, they were thrashed 3-0 as the Estadio Salto del Caballo. That was the game Real Madrid new addition Dani Ceballos sprained his neck and had to be hospitalized.
The player has since updated fans that it was just a scare even though it could have been much worse. The 21-year old joined from Real Betis for £15.5 million despite reported interest from Barcelona.
Di Baggio broadened the squad as he added seven new players to the Italian U-21 setup. Aside the now injured Adjapong, Luca Vido and Gianluca Mancini of Atalanta, Nicolo Barella from Cagliari, Gian Flippo Felicioli of Verona, and Patrick Cutrone from Milanjoined the team.
The team would need to bond ahead of forthcoming events.