Italy disappointment, Milena Bertolini explains the reasons for the knockout

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The coach’s words after the elimination from the European Championships

Milena Bertolini, at the microphones of ‘Rai Sport’, spoke without hiding the reasons for Italy’s knockout against Belgium, which forces the Azzurri to return home after the group stage of the Women’s European Championship 2022.

“We lost a match that we did not deserve to lose,” the coach said. The girls had fifficulties in the first 15 miunutes but then they played well. Soccer, however, is also this.”

On what was lacking to get the result needed to advance, Bertolini explained, “We didn’t have the necessary peace of mind and everything can be traced back to the first game. We came to this third challenge with the emotional aspect taking over. I don’t feel like blaming the girls, We have to learn from this experience, grow and become stronger. Let’s turn the page.”

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