Italy had failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but are now on a 28-match unbeaten run under Mancini
Roberto Mancini hailed Italy's 3-0 Euro 2020 opening victory over Turkey as "an important win" but warned there is still a long way to go until a possible Wembley final.
"It was important to start well in Rome and I think it's a satisfaction for the public and for Italians," said Mancini of the match played at a Stadio Olimpico that was filled to a quarter of its capacity.
"It was a beautiful evening, I hope there are many others, but there are still six more for Wembley."
@Vivo_Azzurro kicked off the European Championship with a convincing 3-0 victory over Turkey in Group A at the Olympic Stadium Friday with @ciroimmobile and Lorenzo Insigne on target.https://t.co/AgTM6QSUqCJune 11, 2021
Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but are now on a 28-match unbeaten run under Mancini.
"We played a good match, even in the first half without being able to score. A great team. There was a lot of help from the crowd."