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Liverpool striker Borini pleased to repay faith of Italy U21 coach Mangia

Fabio Borini praised Italy U21 coach Devis Mangia after firing the Azzurrini into the Euros final.

Liverpool forward Borini had been a huge doubt to feature in this tournament at all due to a series of injuries.

"Mangia was right to wait for me, although I made sure I was available too. I managed to recover quickly as I really wanted to be here and wanted to prove it was possible to emerge from a difficult situation.

"Will someone watch my performance and feel regret? I can only say they should've thought about that earlier. That's true for me as it is for all of my Under-21 teammates.

"Don't forget I went abroad because I had more chance of playing in the top flight."

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