Chiellini believes Italy reached â€śa turning pointâ€ť in Cesare Prandelliâ€™s reign with their victory in Slovenia.
â€śWe knew this was a turning point in our growth and improvement. We realised that the friendly with Germany was a huge boost in confidence and showed us what we can do,â€ť he said of last nightâ€™s 1-0 win in Ljubljana.
â€śNow we have to keep working and developing, as this is a good side. This victory is a crucial stepping stone, as we kept a clean sheet and didnâ€™t run many risks, plus at this stage only we can throw away qualification. I doubt that will happen.â€ť