I want to win and go first

L’Italy faces the Wales in the third and final match of Group A of the European Championships. Sunday afternoon (6 pm) can be thoughtless on the occasion of the match that will play at the Olympic stadium in Rome. The last one in front of the friendly public, the next one will emigrate abroad: London or Amsterdam, everything will depend on how the race against the selection of Robert Page. On the eve of the meeting Roberto Mancini has announced that it will make turnover, an understandable choice.

It is the third match in ten days and the previous ones have been very demanding – admitted the coach in an interview with Rai, before leaving Coverciano for the capital -. Someone is a little more tired, they need to rest. And this is the only opportunity to change something in the team but on the pitch the effect will be the same.

The National team has the qualification in its pocket and three out of three results available: the outcome of the match is valuable for knowing the possible match on the scoreboard, even the defeat protects it from any nasty surprise by virtue of the success in the direct confrontation. with Switzerland fearing the cookie to his detriment. The draw would be convenient for the Azzurri, who would close the first phase at the top (in this case they will face the second in Group C), and for the Welsh (waiting for them there will be the second in Group B, Finland or Russia).

I asked the team to play as usual by offering offensive football and an excellent performance. For me the match against Wales remains an important match. We want to win and close the group in the lead.

Chiellini will be kept at rest after muscle strain. Florenzi is also out. It is possible that in midfield Verratti will see himself in place of Locatelli. In defense Toloi should alternate Di Lorenzo. In attack Insigne and Immobile could take a step back to sell it to Chiesa and Belotti. Mancini confirms that there will be news but does not say which ones and allows a crack only for the PSG midfielder.

Verratti is not in optimal shape – added the coach – but he makes up for this condition with his technical qualities. He is ready but I don’t know if he will be there from the start or only for races in progress. Church? He can play in all attacking roles, except the center forward.



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