There is a year to go before the women’s European football championship: the continental event will return from 6 to 31 July and will be held in England postponed by one year, as already happened for the men’s competition. One year after the European Championship, many blue LGI players are in the odor of the national team: let’s find out which of them could play for a place among the squad of coach Milena Bertolini.
Unmovable – Who seems sure to have a place in the team is Arianna Caruso: the midfielder born in 1999, now a beacon of the midline of Juventus, in which she is an immovable starter, for some months she has also gained confidence in the blue shirt, with which he played nine games and also scored a goal. If initially Arianna played only as a substitute, in the last two friendlies she started playing, showing that she was not lacking in personality and in the ability to lead the midfield department. At his side, another girl still of LGI age could also find space: Melissa Bellucci recently found her debut in the national team and, if this year she confirms the good things she did in last season, she could easily earn a place in the blue. The candidacy for a place among the squads of Beatrice Merlo should not be excluded: the Inter player in the last year has been fundamental in the Nerazzurri championship and if she confirms what has been shown she would be a possible call-up. The other sure of the place, even if she is coming out of the LGI age range, is Annamaria Serturini: already twelve times in the national team, the Roma player is now a staple for Bertolini, often used in the second half to bring freshness and speed in attack in the final game, a classic player who can prove to be fundamental to split the games. Even his former teammate, Agnese Bonfantini, could be a suitable element for Bertolini: at Juventus he started well, scoring immediately in the Champions’ League. In the national team for some time now he has been finding space: his is a credible candidacy.
Bands and defense – In the band, he can earn the call-up of another Roma player, Angelica Soffia: the Giallorossi winger, as well as for flexibility (he knows how to play in several roles in the left lane, without disdaining the right) has aroused an impression in the friendly with Austria, when she was able, with a brace, to decisively participate in the 3-2 victory over the opposing team. A player whose drive is so important could be very useful to the Italian cause in the next European Championships. In defense, many girls have been able to shine even in the recent engagements of the national team. If Gama, Linari and Bartoli seem immovable, this should not necessarily exclude some younger blue: Martina Lenzini, Maria Luisa Filangeri and Alice Tortelli are all three in the smell of blue for some time, even if it will not be taken for granted for any of them. of three. It must be said that Tortelli and Lenzini are leaving the LGI range (both 1998), but both have been on our radar for a long time and we are sure they can win the national team. Even Filangeri, however, could have his chances: the Sassuolo central is continuing to grow and lead the defensive department with growing personality, it may not be easy to leave him at home.
Attack and suggestions – In attack, on the other hand, another possible call-up is Benedetta Glionna: fresh from the passage to Rome, the 1999-born striker is ready to confirm in the capital what good he did in the last season, in which he found the target 15 times with the Empoli shirt. With the national team jersey, his debut dates back to 2018: a predestined one, therefore, which could go and take an important place in the next Italy. Sofia Cantore, fresh from her international debut, is also doing well in Serie A, after a season that ended in double figures. The passage from Florentia San Gimignano to Sassuolo could consecrate it and launch it towards England 2022. Finally, a suggestive name: Martina Zanoli, full-back born in 2002, of Fiorentina, the youngest of the lot but who has been forging ahead for some time. With Giglio he has been a starter for some time now, in Serie A he has shown that he knows how to stay and that he also knows how to find the way to goal. If its growth continues next season, it could be another name for Europeans to spend.