EURO 2020 – TURKEY vs ITALY LIVE: Turkey head coach Senol Gunes has stressed his team will attempt to showcase their best performance during the Euro 2020 opener against Italy on Friday. As the clock ticks down to the curtain-raiser at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Gunes admits his team must look to make a mark at the competition.
TURKEY vs ITALY LIVE: The 69-year-old tactician also believes the first match is critical for Turkey and feels they can create confusion surrounding qualification from Group A, if they avoid defeat against Italy.
“The result we get in the first match is important; a draw or a win can cause confusion in the group, Gunes stated.
“I hope so. I want to see our strength in the first match; even if we lose, it’s important to play well.”
TURKEY vs ITALY LIVE: Turkey booked their place at the quadrennial continental championship after finishing second behind world champions France in Group H of the qualifiers.
Gunes’ men have a reputation of being giant-killers and had got the better of France in the qualifying rounds. Additionally, they also conceded the fewest goals (3) alongside Belgium during the qualifiers.
While securing qualification was in itself a success, Gunes has insisted Turkey must aim for more in the competition starting Friday.
“Participating at EURO is a success, but it can’t end there!” he commented.
While Gunes’ comments were aimed at uplifting the spirits within the Turkish camp, the senior coach will be full aware of the magnitude of the task in hand against Italy.
Roberto Mancini’s side will be backed by vociferous home comforts in Rome and have an impeccable 27-game unbeaten streak coming into the game. The Azzurri are also yet to concede a goal in 2021 and secured an impressive 4-0 win over Czech Republic in their final warm-up friendly.
TURKEY vs ITALY LIVE: Following their meeting with Italy, Turkey will face Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales on June 16 and Switzerland in their final Group A clash on June 20.
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