The coach of the Flying Eagles, Ladan Bosso, has expressed determination that his team will display better finishing skills in their upcoming Group D match against Italy.

After falling behind in their opening game against debutants Dominican Republic, the two-time U-20 World Cup finalists managed to stage a comeback and secure a 2-1 victory, despite squandering numerous scoring opportunities.

Guillermo De Peno’s own goal and a second-half strike from Samson Lawal sealed the comeback for the Flying Eagles, cancelling out Edison Azcona’s penalty that had given the Quisqueyano the lead in the 23rd minute. Reflecting on the missed chances, Bosso acknowledged the need to address this issue before their encounter with Italy, stating, “We missed so many chances and we need to work on those chances before the next match.”

Bosso also highlighted the team’s strong organization throughout the pitch, stating, “One of the good things about the Flying Eagles team is that their organisation is perfect from the defence to the midfield and then the attack.” This cohesion was evident in their ability to subdue Dominican Republic and ultimately secure the victory.

A win against Italy in their upcoming match would secure the Flying Eagles’ progression to the next round. Italy, on the other hand, started their campaign with a 3-2 victory over Brazil. The young Azzuris quickly established a 3-0 lead, with goals from Matteo Pratti in the 11th minute, Cesare Casadei in the 27th minute, and a penalty converted by Casadei in the 35th minute. Although Brazil managed to pull back two goals, it was not enough to overturn the deficit.