Ventura: I had some of Italy’s best results for 40 years

first_imgItaly Ventura: I had some of best Italy results of last 40 years Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 18:27 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Gian Piero Ventura Italy Getty Images Italy World Cup Sweden Italy v Sweden WC Qualification Europe He may have failed to take Italy to the World Cup, but the Azzurri manager insists he has not failed in his role Giampiero Ventura insists he had some of the best results of any Italy coach despite his team’s World Cup play-off failure.Italy missed the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden in their play-off.Juve 21/20 to win Serie A Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ventura took over as Italy coach in July 2016, winning 10, drawing four and losing three of his 17 matches in charge.Gian Piero Ventura ItalyThe 69-year-old, who has promised to resign , was sorry he failed to lead his nation to the World Cup, but believes his results at the helm were excellent.”Without Italy it will be an ugly World Cup, but unfortunately it is gone. What can I do?” Ventura told Le Iene .”I apologised to the Italians for the result.”I still had some of the best results of the last 40 years. I lost just two [sic] games.”last_img read more