Italy are trying to reclaim their lost glory after failing to make it to the FIFA 2018 World Cup earlier in the summer, and are starting a new era under the leadership of new coach, Roberto Mancini.
The first match for the Azzurri was against Poland and the match ended in a 1-1 draw, with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho converting from the penalty spot to salvage a draw for Italy.
During the game, Jorginho was man-marked by several of Poland players and Roberto Mancini says it’s only natural for a player of his quality.
“They did mark him closely in the first half, but then he did very well after the break. It’s only natural that when a player is the central engine behind the play, opponents will pay special attention to him.
“What went wrong in the first half was the number of misplaced passes. Considering the quality of our players, that shouldn’t happen. When we attack, we also need more players in the penalty area.”