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Mancini delighted as young Italy hit nine goals past Armenia

Italy coach Roberto Mancini was delighted with his players for their 9-1 rout of Armenia.

It marked their final game of Euros qualifying and a 100 per cent record for the campaign.

"It was a lovely evening, the last game in qualifying and we did it well. You don't score nine goals in an international match nowadays, we gave our all to achieve that," Mancini told Rai Sport.

“The records only count when we have won silverware."

Roma youngster Nicolò Zaniolo hit a brace, while Riccardo Orsolini and Federico Chiesa also scored their first Italy goals.

“These are all young lads who are improving game by game. Playing at international level brings experience, they've got the quality, it's just a matter of time.

“We'll see what happens at Euro 2020. We'd never won all 10 games in a qualifying group, we've got six months to prepare for the championship and unfortunately I will have to leave some behind, as I can only bring 23 players.

“If we can continue like this, that would be great!"

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