Athletistic / Football. Head coach of the Italian national team Luciano Spalletti shared his emotions after Squadra Azzurra’s defeat to Spain in the 2nd round match of the group stage of the 2024 European Championship in Germany. The meeting took place on June 20 and ended with the victory of the Spaniards with a score of 1:0.

“Today there was too much of a gap. We were constantly tense in the lines, we were completely unable to close the distance between them. The Spaniards gave us more problems than the final score suggests. We We struggled against the opponent’s counter-pressing, but we made several mistakes on simple passes, which we certainly cannot afford.

We had to maintain possession of the ball, as in previous matches. But in this meeting, we were slow. This is the main reason why we lost against Spain. The opponent was a team, but we couldn’t show it. The Spaniards achieved a well-deserved victory,” Spalletti said, as quoted by the UEFA press service.

The Spanish team with 6 points after two matches takes first place in group B. Italy with 3 points occupies second place in the quartet. In the final round of the group stage, the Spaniards will face Albania and the Italians will face Croatia.