By Giacome CasarettiGiacomo Casaresi scored the opening goal of Italy’s 3-2 win over Greece to help Italy secure their first win in Group E.
The 1-0 victory over Greece marks the end of a four-day international break.
Italy coach Casareti, who took over from Francesco Totti in March, was unable to take the pressure off his players and was quick to offer an assessment of the match.
“I had hoped it was a miracle,” he said.
“The most important thing is that we’re not at the bottom of the group, because we can’t lose one game.”
It’s important that we play with a certain level of confidence.
“We played very well in the first half and we played with a lot of energy.
We made some mistakes but they were few and far between.”
For me, it was the most important moment in this tournament.
“If we didn’t win, I’m very happy with the result.
We played with an incredible intensity, we were aggressive and showed it on the pitch.”
That’s the way we want to play, so it’s important to play that way.
“There were some great moments.
We’re in the final.
It’s a miracle.”
Everything is on the line, and I’m sure we’re going to win.
“Giacomorati, who is out of contract at the end for 2018, made just one substitute appearance and was not included in Italy’s final XI.
Casaretti said he was pleased with the players’ performance.”
They have been outstanding and showed great character in this match,” he added.”
Giacomorato is a player with great qualities.
We knew he was a real threat in the second half.
He scored one goal and we knew it was going to be tough to get the equaliser.
“He showed a great attitude and made a number of important saves.
Giacome was in the right place at the right time and gave us a lot in the last 15 minutes.”