Sofia – Italy only won 2-2 draw against Bulgaria in the European Cup qualifier in 2016. Referring to Italy to perform better, Antonio Conte should assess his team deserved victory.
A visit to the Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sunday (03/29/2015) pm dawn, Italy took the lead through an own goal by Jordan Minev. But they then back behind 1-2 after the hosts scored by Ivelin Popov and Ilian Micanski.
Italy finally survived the defeat of seven minutes ahead of the game was over. Eder goalkeeper Bulgaria through an arched kick from outside the penalty box.
Overall, possession both teams fairly balanced. But Italy is more aggressive with release 17 attempts to score. Seven of them on the status of the target.
Conte likes his team’s performance in the game. Therefore, he considered the Azzurri should be deserved to win.
“In terms of appearance and the opportunities created, we deserved the victory,” Conte said after the match as quoted Rai Sport and proclaimed Football Italia.
“Unfortunately, because we achieve minimal results with the utmost efforts in the arena which is usually difficult,” said the former Juventus coach.
“I like the players, we dominated the game and they are limited only to the counter-attack,” he added.
With the addition of the points from this match, Italy is still ranked second in Group H with 11 points from five games. They left behind two points from Croatia who is on top of the standings.