Patrick Fischer: ‘Italy are an opponent to dominate’

Patrick Fischer: ‘Italy are an opponent to dominate’
Patrick Fischer: ‘Italy are an opponent to dominate’

The entry into the matter was successful: in Bienne Switzerland returned to the ice by signing two beautiful victories against Russia, the first steps towards the World Cup that Fischer’s selection approaches facing Italy tomorrow, in the third preparation match for which This will be followed by the double confrontation on Friday and Sunday against France in Friborg. At the bow of the Swiss, one more arrow, Mirco Müller. The 26-year-old defender, after separating from the New Jersey Devils who did not offer him the renewal of his contract, since last February has played in Sweden, at Leksand (4 goals and 3 assists in 16 games). He has already played in the national team at the 2018 World Cup, the ones that saw the Rossos defeated in the final by Sweden, but only on penalties.

Spent Sunday at home, but in isolation, Fischer’s players returned today to the Oym sports center in Cham, the base camp chosen for this phase dedicated to approaching the world championship. on the defensive solidity, against Italy it is legitimate to expect greater opportunities to assert oneself on the front of the initiatives and the attacking game.

Patrick Fischer does not hide behind façade statements and raises: «For us it is an easier game than the previous ones. Italy is an opponent that we must dominate, if only from the top of our speed and our quality. It’s about continuing to do well on the defensive and taking control of the match. From the point of view of the precision of the passes, I expect a step forward ».

From a statistical point of view, it should be remembered that Switzerland won the last duels with Italy without collecting goals. At the 2019 World Cup he even ended up with a clear 9-0.

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