Cesare Prandelli was quick to praise his new-look Italy side despite overseeing a friendly defeat to England in Berne.
The Roma midfielder, at 29 the second-oldest player in the most recent Azzurri side, dutifully opened the scoring with a bullet header.
Friendly game or not, England revelled in avenging its quarter-final exit in
"We have great options and I'm happy because it wasn't a straightforward match.
"They've responded well, though. Some of the youngsters are ready, some need to keep working hard during the season."
Prandelli added: "Destro, for example, has played a key role throughout a full season and that experience puts him ahead of others who have good qualities but still need to work hard on what they do lack.
"He could play alongside [Mario] Balotelli, that would work, it could be instrumental to our game."
"We know what Ogbonna can do and he's a great player, with a big personality," Prandelli said.
"I need to work out where Verratti is best suited. He's not just a 'Pirlo Mark Two' but a more well-rounded midfielder."
Speaking briefly to RaiSport, he added: "Defeats in friendly games can also be brutal but they serve a purpose."
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