Trap delight at win
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Azzurri, missing several key men due to Champions League absentees and injuries, picked up a creditable 2-1 win over the Swiss, courtesy of goals from Nicola Legrottaglie and Cristiano Zanetti.
"It was a new team but not without quality," said Trapattoni after the game.
"We are delighted for the fans and pleased we honoured our engagement to Switzerland.
"Despite the absence of many champions the guys have shown both guts and respect.
"For 20 minutes Switzerland gave us trouble, especially down the right wing and they deserved their lead.
"Then with [Fabrizio] Miccoli, Bernardo Corradi and Marco Di Vaio (pictured) we created a lot of chances.
"I think the same players - especially Miccoli and Di Vaio but also Legrottaglie, Simone Perrota and Zanetti have a future in this national team.
"Fabio Grosso, Christian Abbiati and Ivan Pelizzoli will surely have other occasions to show what they are able to do."