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Italy coach Mancini hails 'quality' Kean after defeat of Finland

Italy coach Roberto Mancini was pleased with their 2-0 win over Euro qualifying opponents Finland.

Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella and Juventus striker Moise Kean scored the goals in Udine.

"It wasn't easy, as Finland clammed up straight away with five defenders, so it was difficult to break them down," Mancini told Rai Sport.

“We made a few mistakes early on, but did far better in the second half and created many more scoring opportunities."

“Kean has quality, enormous potential and it all depends on him. It's not difficult to see talent in Kean and Nicolò Zaniolo, so it's not a risk to pick them.

“We have a lot of work to do, but it's natural after five months that we'd make a few mistakes. We need to keep working, aware that every match is difficult."

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