Roberto Mancini was overjoyed with his Italy team after it withstood a late onslaught from top-ranked Belgium to win 2-1 and set up a Euro 2020 semifinal clash with Spain.

“We deserved to win. The boys were extraordinary in the game,” he said after Friday’s quarterfinal triumph in Munich.

“We only suffered in the last 10 minutes because we were really tired, we had spent a lot. But we could have scored a few more goals,” he added.

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Mancini said his players deserved to savour the triumph before thinking about Tuesday’s game against three-time European champion Spain at London’s Wembley Stadium. “We didn’t have a minimum goal, we wanted to do our best, the road is still long, there are two games to go, we’ll see what happens,” he said.

“Spain? Let’s enjoy this victory, then we’ll think about it. Congratulations to…

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