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Italy coach Giampiero Ventura 'satisfied' despite debut defeat

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura insists there's no reason for panic after their friendly defeat to France.

The 3-1 reverse marked Ventura's first game in charge.

“I am satisfied, because I could not have expected more after three days. We conceded three utterly avoidable goals," the coach told Rai Sport.

“The important thing tonight was to resume an issue that had been interrupted. Of course I can't be satisfied with the result and on the field you could see the difference in physical fitness too, but I got some responses."

His competitive debut will be a World Cup qualifier away to Israel on Monday evening.

“We will analyse this match and see some things we could've avoided fairly obviously. It's not difficult to put in a better performance in certain aspects.

“Over the next four days I am utterly convinced we can prepare for a strong performance against Israel."

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