Roberto Mancini is unsure if rivals are worried of facing Italy ahead of Euro 2020.
Italy completed a perfect qualifying campaign in Group J with a 9-1 demolition of Armenia in Palermo on Monday.
“I don’t know if they are worried or not,” the Italy coach told a news conference.
“I think they are stronger because they are one step ahead with their plan. France started some years ago, they reached a Euro final and won the World Cup. They are young and I think they are one of the strongest teams. Spain the same.
“Belgium in the last five, six years produced a lot of outstanding talents. Then England.
“All those teams stared earlier. Italy has a great history. I don’t think other teams will face Italy easily.
“Maybe they are not scared, buy if they could choose would face another opponent instead of Italy.”