Euro 2024: Ally McCoist's 'cup of tea' quip sums up Italy struggles against Spain

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: TNT Sports presenter Ally McCoist during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

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Ally McCoist joked that Italy boss Luciano Spalletti should give Giovanni Di Lorenzo a lovely cuppa to calm his nerves after he was given a torrid time in the first half of the Group B encounter.

Italy right-back Di Lorenzo struggled on and off the ball, ceding possession six times, losing out in over half of his ground duels, and getting dribbled past twice as he found himself barely able to get out of his own half throughout the first 45 minutes.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.