PSG midfielder Verratti: I should've done better

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti felt he could've done better for Italy in their friendly defeat to Argentina. Verratti wore the No10 shirt on the night.

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti felt he could've done better for Italy in their friendly defeat to Argentina.

Verratti wore the No10 shirt on the night.

“Fortunately I didn’t feel nervous because my teammates put me at ease. In the first half-hour we were not great and woke up after Argentina’s goal.

“They have wonderful strikers and we kept getting caught out on the counter-attack. It was more of a team problem than individuals, but we fought back and went close to the equaliser.

“No, I’m not satisfied with my performance. I know that I can do better, though games can go well or less well and I always try to give my best. I am slowly cutting out the sliding challenges and hope to end this habit as time goes on.

“People tell me Pirlo’s shoes are big to fill, but that’s a compliment. Football always has pressure and that is only right, as it is better to have a lot of pressure and expectation than none at all.”

 
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