The Spaniards should take lessons from Luis Fought Enrique, their ct. Yet they do not make it, gnaw, and after the semifinal of Euro 2020 lost against Italy the fans of the Red Furies (and also many players and commentators) prefer to blame Giorgio Chiellini and the “Italian cunning” on penalty kicks. The former coach of the Barcelona, one who after the death of his daughter and a dramatic personal crisis now knows how to give the right weight to the things of life, after the competition Wembley he simply complimented his players and the Azzurri, saying he cheered for them in the final.
Hat. But in Madrid and its surroundings, the controversy over the rocky Italian captain, guilty of having “cheated” Jordi Alba when choosing, after 120 ‘, between the ball and the goal where to take the penalties. Gerard Pique he immediately said: “Whoever shoots first, has an advantage.” The fact is that his companion in Blaugrana, once the coin fell to the ground and picked up from the tree, would be confused about the choice. And Chiellini, quick, takes the opportunity to choose the ball, that is the first shot (which will later be wrong by Locatelli, by the way). Alba gives him del “you liar”, of the liar. Chiellini laughs at worldwide and the New York Times he ventures: “He knew what was going to happen.” “Bonucci and Chiellini seemed to derive a perverse pleasure from the pain of the performance – is the comment of the Englishman Daily Telegraph -. The pure joy of all this could be seen on Chiellini’s face before the penalty kicks, when he hugged Spain captain Jordi Alba and almost held him in her arms like a child. “
And also the Napolista, a reference site for Neapolitan fans and therefore anti-Juventus by vocation, is forced to celebrate King Kong Chiellini: “He enjoyed it. He felt an evident tactile pleasure in handling the nervousness of others. And in translating that mental supremacy into physical overwhelming power: the usual embankment, but this time more. Before bouncing on him, Spain was forced to bypass it. aura”. In short, “to win, you need Chiellini. You need someone there to remind you that competition is not just a grammar to be memorized for interviews. It is a state of the matter”. In the face of the tiki-taka.