Antonio Conte: We will make Italy proud

Italy gave Antonio Conte the response he desired against Spain, as recalled duo Thiago Motta and Lorenzo Insigne impressed in a 1-1 draw.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Antonio Conte took plenty of positives from his team's performance as Italy played out a 1-1 draw with Spain in Udine.

Conte confirmed he would stand down as national team coach at the end of Euro 2016 earlier this month, but he was keen to see a response from the Azzurri following a 2-2 draw against Romania in November.

The former Juventus midfielder was satisfied with much of what he saw in the friendly, with the exception of Aritz Aduriz's controversial equaliser, as recalled duo Thiago Motta and Lorenzo Insigne shone.

On their first international appearances since the 2014 World Cup, Motta turned in a dominant midfield performance while Insigne came off the bench to give Italy a deserved lead.

"I wanted to win. It's a shame we conceded a goal on a set-piece again, even though it was offside," Conte told Rai Sport.

"Beyond that we have shown a good attitude. I got the answers I was looking for against a strong team such as Spain.

"Now we have to continue working with humility by focusing on the enthusiasm and desire of these guys.

"I cannot ask for more in terms of attitude in training. I can assure all Italians that we will be a team.

"This is a great group of guys , they love this shirt and they want to play for Italy.

"I always want to win, so the result is disappointing."
Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Black Stars GFA denies Black Stars friendlies against Ivory Coast and...bullet
2 Cute Pair Sulley Muntari’s wife and son were the best combo at a Black...bullet
3 Boxing Ayittey Powers assaults Comedian Baba Spirit on TV (Video)bullet
4 Bayern Munich Defender Jerome Boateng to visit Ghana for the first...bullet
5 CAF Confederation Cup Kotoko bus attacked in Congobullet
6 Father's Footsteps Didier Drogba is a proud father as son...bullet
7 Sad News Nigerian player dies in gory road accidentbullet
8 Ghana Premier League Hearts demand US$ 56,000 from Frank...bullet
9 Dele Alli Sex-tape of Tottenham and England midfielder...bullet
10 In Brazil Football game abandoned after ten red cardsbullet

Top Videos

1 Video ‘My baby girl is gone’- Songo shed tears over Ebony’s deathbullet
2 Video This is what made Andre Ayew Swansea City legendbullet
3 Video Akufo-Addo displays dancing skills at George Weah’s inaugurationbullet
4 Video Meet the sculptor who designed Michael Essien's bizarre statuebullet
5 Video Watch top 10 Neymar goals of all-timebullet
6 Video Sculptor of Michael Essien's statue says critics have...bullet
7 Gianni Infantino Don't Enrich Yourselves With Football...bullet
8 E.K Afranie Don Bortey accuses ex-Black Stars coach of briberybullet
9 Video Meet the most expensive signing of Manchester Citybullet
10 CHAN Final Morocco demolish Nigeria to emerge championsbullet

Football