Italy coach Spalletti pleased with win; talks up Atalanta lesson

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Italy coach Spalletti pleased with win; talks up Atalanta lesson
Italy coach  Spalletti  pleased with win; talks up Atalanta lesson
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Italy coach Luciano Spalletti was pleased with their 1-0 win against Bosnia last night.

Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi struck the winner in Italy's final friendly before the Euros.

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“I agree about the step forward. The team did well when we had the ball,” said Spalletti.

“It’s a shame because we missed a couple of chances in the first half. We were not as consistent as we should. We took some pauses, but we received answers to our questions.

“Frattesi did well in this position. He was quick in controlling the ball and doing one-two passes.

“He understood when he was alone and when he was under pressure. He was much more consistent in searching for the best position. However, generally, we must do even more and be even more consistent. When they (Bosnia) were more aggressive and we were forced to play long balls, we had to do more. The fact that they press us is an advantage; if we follow their pressure, we can find a space and go beyond the opponents’ defensive line.”

Spalletti added, “We will need five or six players with physicality anyway. Atalanta teach that physical strength is essential in European competitions.”