Roberto Mancini

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini said he is tired of not winning as the country’s drought extended to five games against Ukraine.

Roberto Mancini

Federico Bernardeschi’s 55th-minute opener was cancelled out by Ruslan Malinovskiy as Italy were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine on Wednesday.

Mancini’s tenure opened with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in May but Italy have not won since, much to the frustration of the former Inter boss as pressure mounts.

“I’m fed up of not winning and so is everyone,” Mancini said. “The positive thing is that the team played good football for long periods.

“It was a friendly, so hopefully we can start winning on Sunday. It’s obvious fans are upset when their team doesn’t win, but we mustn’t listen to the jeers.

“If we had scored another goal, everyone would’ve been happy with the performance. I think it was just about the result.”