Christian Maggio: 'We will prepare correctly for Armenia'

Christian Maggio
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Italy defender Christian Maggio believes that Armenia need to be taken seriously in World Cup qualifying.

Christian Maggio has warned his Italy teammates that they must take Armenia seriously when they face the minnows in a World Cup qualifier.

Italy currently lead Group B but Maggio insists that complacency must not become an issue on Friday evening.

The Napoli defender said: "We still don't know too much about Armenia, but we will as there is still plenty of time before the match.

"A few days ago I spoke to my Napoli teammate Marek Hamsik who faced them last year. He told me that they don't have great individual qualities, but they are a side who work very hard."

Armenia have beaten Malta and lost to Bulgaria in the group so far.

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