Italy coach Roberto Mancini has warned fans his young team will need time to develop.
Mancini is a month away from celebrating a year at the helm, having won both of his opening Euro 2020 qualifiers.
“I know the work I have to do, I haven't fallen from the clouds," he told Il Resta del Carlino.
“If you arrive when a situation is difficult, you're forced to work quickly and, at the same time, restore enthusiasm and build for the future. We must also take risks."