If Italy managed to win the friendly with the grumpy Czech Republic without conceding a goal, Roberto Mancini would hang another medal on the new uniform signed by Giorgio Armani, which in homage to Bearzot recalls those of the glorious World Cup ’82: no coach , not even the Vecio, arrived at eight successes in a row by keeping the door closed. But the result and the records this time do not count for much. In Bologna, in the stadium that saw him make his Serie A debut at the age of 16, the blue coach will play the team that will make its debut at the Olimpico against Turkey in the traveling European Championship in a week. The only absentee should have been Jorginho, fresh from the Champions hangover, but the training session on the eve was fatal to Stefano Sensi, so the Brazilian will have to work overtime. The crystal-muscled interist stopped again. Adductor resentment the diagnosis that knocked him out. His European finished, this morning he will go home and his place will be taken by Pessina. A low blow for Mancini, that the geometric midfielder had included him in the group despite his imperfect conditions because he considered him the only real alternative to Jorginho.
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The relays between Spinazzola and Emerson Palmieri on the left lane and between Berardi and Chiesa in the attack trident they will clarify the future hierarchies. The tip, barring surprises, will be Immobile. The feeling that Covid has penalized Belotti. There are three center-forwards and for a team that wants to reach the final they will all need …, says Mancini from the auditorium in Coverciano, colored blue. The third Raspadori, young, fresh, quick in the area and able to tie the game. different from Ciro and Gallo and could become the future center forward of the national team. If he enters the European Championship, we hope he will do as Paolo Rossi, says the coach who is thinking of leaving him on the bench tonight because he played 120 minutes in Ljubljana with the Under 21s..
And because the team that will turn on the European Championship has to be tested. So ahead of Donnarumma, in the heart of the defense, the great old Bonucci and Chiellini will play, in midfield Barella will have to continually overturn the front and Locatelli confirm that he will not regret the unavailable Verratti, out at least in the first two games. Florenzi will be the right-back while in attack Insigne has the opportunity to drown the disappointment for having failed with Napoli in the hunt for a Champions place. The real Italy inside a stadium with a thousand spectators. There are few and even 15 thousand at the Olimpico for the debut are few. I was hoping there could be more, the controversy of Mancio. It would be better for the coach to lose the last test, as happened to Zoff in 2000 and to Prandelli in 2012. Both then hit the final, Italy’s goal: After three years I’m excited. My hope of making it all the way to Wembley. With the Bearzot uniform.
June 3, 2021 (change June 3, 2021 | 22:49)
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