Italy manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that he "fed up of not winning," as the Azzurri once again failed to register all three points on the night, held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine in an international friendly on Wednesday.
Italy's winless run extended to five games as despite taking the lead through Federico Bernardeschi in the 55th minute, they could not see out the game, letting Ukraine equalise courtesy of Ruslan Malinovskiy.
Mancini who took over as the national team boss in May is yet to see his side close out games, something he admits concerns him.
Italy have won just twice in their last 12 outings after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine in Genoa on Wednesday.— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) October 10, 2018
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"I'm fed up of not winning and so is everyone. The positive thing is that the team played good football for long periods. It was a friendly, so hopefully we can start winning on Sunday. It's obvious fans are upset when their team doesn't win, but we mustn't listen to the jeers. If we had scored another goal, everyone would've been happy with the performance. I think it was just about the result," Mancini said post the game.
Italy have won only one out of their last 10 games and will need to start scoring more goals if they are to have a chance of competing with the top nations.
"We need to be more clinical when we have the chance to score, because you win with goals. We struggled enormously to take the lead, despite all the opportunities we created, whereas Ukraine scored at their second shot. Unfortunately, that’s the way things are going at the moment and we need to work on it," he concluded.