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The Borussia Dortmund attacker had nothing but praise for the ex-Juventus boss following their victory over Netherlands and was pleased with Italy's display

Italy forward Ciro Immobile has hailed national team coach Antonio Conte in the wake of their 2-0 friendly win over Netherlands on Thursday.

Immobile scored the first goal of the Conte era within three minutes, before Daniele De Rossi made it two from the spot as the Azzurri strolled to victory over Guus Hiddink's men.

And the Borussia Dortmund striker, who worked with Conte before at Siena in 2010-11, said the former Juventus coach got the best out of the players, adding that his experience helped him appreciate the game plan.

"I am happy with my first official goal for Italy. The game went the way we had prepared for it and we did what the coach asked," Immobile told Rai Sport.

"The team was concentrated for the whole 90 minutes and fortunately it went well.

"I know the coach well back from our time at Siena. He's the same old guy and it's only right that he forces the players to give their best. We are symbols for Italy, after all.

"Fortunately, at Torino we played the same movements with [Alessio] Cerci under Giampiero Ventura. 

"I tried to help [Simone] Zaza, who had never worked with Conte before, to get the right movements."

Italy will look to preserve their winning form when they travel to Norway for their Euro 2016 qualifying opener on Tuesday.

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