During the conference from Trento, the striker of Napoli and Italy Lorenzo Insigne spoke about the next match against Belgium . “The next day is always the same, sorry we didn’t win, we can’t get down. In two days there is another match, against a strong team, we must keep the enthusiasm high and continue with a smile. Even if you draw the game first you still have to be happy.
We are working towards a great performance on Sunday. It was a great emotion, I’m not saying we weren’t tense and excited. For us it was a huge responsibility, but we were aware of our strength and we knew we could do something important. After the final we were crying, Immobile and Verratti. We are happy with what we have done, but now we have to do better. We noticed Italy-Switzerland long before. When we entered Coverciano it was like a family, on Whatsapp the group always remains, we talked practically every day. The strength of a united group, taking the field with a smile … There was great enthusiasm, the secret was to transmit it on the pitch. From day one we immediately started joking.
We listen, before the games, to the same songs that have brought us good. The coach told us that it was a very difficult match, they were aggressive and ran a lot. When we conceded the goal the world collapsed on us, luckily it was offside, we freed ourselves a bit. The coach had informed us, we were lucky to get through, he allowed us to continue the journey.
Spina left a great memory, we would video call him after the game. For us he was a fundamental player. Sometimes when I didn’t come back, I knew I was covered. I went close to him when he fell, I thought it was a simple thing … Even when injured, always close to us.
The shooting around? It’s Alex Del Piero’s, it’s not mine. Sometimes Mancini tells me to shoot at the first post that they would not have expected, but he is stronger than me. Had I been on the pitch I would have taken responsibility. Then we have a great goalkeeper … We missed two in the final, he saved three. It was our luck to have Gigio in goal ”.