Serie A sides flop in Europe again

However, his confident nature and man-management skills can only go so far and he acknowledged that the Italians need something extra if they are to really threaten the continent's best teams.

The former Chelsea boss talked of his side lacking the necessary "intensity" after being eliminated in the last 16 by holders Manchester United on Wednesday following a 2-0 defeat.

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