“I have few training doubts: we are already well directed.” Words and music by Roberto Mancini, coach of the Italian national team who is preparing to challenge Belgium in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. Our coach hopes to have a match with another 26 shots on goal as against Austria, perhaps suffering less. As for the opponents, first in the world for the FIFA Ranking: “It’s based on the last four years, I don’t think he makes mistakes”. And the doubts? One concerns Giorgio Chiellini, unemployed of luxury like Messi waiting for the renewal (of course) with Juventus: “We are both left-handed. With Belgium there is a desire to do well, we are proud to be Italians like them to be Belgians ”. The captain contends with Acerbi for the starting position in defense: it is the real ballot of this national team, from 50 and 50. In attack, Church climbs positions that threatens Berardi, while in midfield Verratti will start again from the first and as right-back Di Lorenzo is in clear pole position.
Here all the words of Mancini.
Here all the words of Chiellini.