Marcello Lippi, former technical commissioner of‘Italy, speaks to the Gazzetta dello Sport in view of the Europeans: “Insigne is very strong, but there is another blue who will be the protagonist of the European Championship like him … Barella. It is not an absolute novelty, after two seasons in Inter and in the Champions League, but it will be the surprise of the tournament. his moment. I like how he plays, how he fights, how he runs. He is our star. Insigne? Impressive against the Czechs. He always plays with great quality in a context that seems made for him. As soon as Italy has the ball, they leave all vertically in the spaces and Insigne is ready, both from outside and more in the center, as on the other hand in Naples “.
THE PHENOMENA OF EUROPEANS – “It is inevitable to start with Mbappé. In the fight for the succession of Messi and Ronaldo he has been in the front row since he won the World Cup. Always decisive. I also like the young people who have arrived in the European finals: Foden, Sterling, Mount, Havertz … “.
SU HAVERTZ – “I have been following him for a long time and he has never disappointed me. Moreover, in Chelsea he has found the ideal dimension: a compact team that knows how to start again in the spaces where he is lethal. Great merit went to Tuchel”.
SU FODEN – “He is very young yet he has shots that we rarely see: he combines quality and speed like few others.
SU LUKAKU – “If he plays like Inter he will score repeatedly. He was the most decisive player in Serie A and the best Nerazzurri with Barella. Not just a striker, but the real point of reference in the game. He scores and scores the others by opening the match. spaces, resting the ball, calling the game to him “.
THE DEFENDERS – “Italy is in very good shape here. We have a great goalkeeper, Donnarumma: it would be nice if he could immediately find a team to devote himself only to the European Championship, even if it seems to me that he does not allow himself to be distracted. too much, with some injuries he rested and gained some career. Maybe we will see him also at the World Cup … “.