Lippi proud of Italy’s performance

“I am happy with this performance in the second game in three days,” he said.

“Montenegro will cause problems for many sides, as they have great technique and above all had rested at the weekend.”

He added: “I am very proud of all these players, both young and old, who got four points in three days.

“We are trying to rebuild a new squad, so evidently that takes time and some may complain, but I really don’t care.”