Federico Chiesa insists the 5-2 win over North Macedonia confirmed the positives and negatives of this new Luciano Spalletti strategy for Italy. ‘We’re extra attacking, so take extra dangers.’
The Azzurri had been main 3-0 on the Stadio Olimpico with Matteo Darmian’s header and two Chiesa targets, regardless of Jorginho seeing a penalty saved.
North Macedonia fought again to make it 3-2, however Giacomo Raspadori and Stephan El Shaarawy secured the end result.
“The essential factor is that we received the sport,” Chiesa informed RAI Sport and Sky Sport Italia.
“Sadly, we conceded two targets that general I don’t suppose we deserved to let in, however now we are going to combat it out instantly with Ukraine.
“It wasn’t a blackout, we’re extra constructive and attacking beneath this coach, which additionally means taking a number of extra dangers on the again. Nonetheless, we confirmed that we wished to dominate the match and deserved the victory.”
The Juventus ahead had not but been in a position to play beneath Spalletti as a consequence of damage, so there have been actual worries when he went down clutching his knee after a heavy deal with within the opening minute.
“I used to be unhappy to not be out there for the primary two units of video games, however I’m very glad to be again within the Italy jersey. I felt ache, as I used to be altering route and he crashed into me. This stuff occur at worldwide degree, the defenders wish to make their presence felt.”
Chiesa once more had phrases of reward for Spalletti and the strategy he takes in comparison with predecessor Roberto Mancini.
A degree towards Ukraine on impartial turf in Leverkusen can be sufficient to safe qualification for EURO 2024, as they’ve a superior head-to-head file.
“I do what the coach asks of me and we’re all accountable, we should all make the step to succeed in the Euros. I feel with this mentality, going to Germany towards Ukraine wanting not for the draw, however for the victory, that’s the mentality of this coach, this workforce and the way we should go ahead.
“I thank the coach for his phrases that confirmed nice respect and belief in me. He has proved through the years that he’s an important coach and is attempting to do the identical now with Italy.”