Thursday 3 June 2021 – 9:29 pm
Italy-R. Czech, Mancini: “Formation similar to the debut”
Tomorrow the last friendly before the European Championship
Rome, June 3 (askanews) – Cowardly day in Coverciano: the day before the new test of approaching Uefa Euro 2020 (tomorrow in Bologna against the Czech Republic, kick-off at 8.45 pm and live on Rai 1) the coach Roberto Mancini and Emerson Palmieri met the accredited press in the Media Center of the Federal Technical Center.
“Tomorrow’s match – the coach immediately underlined – will be a good test, because the Czechs are a technically valid team, developing an attacking game. As for the formation that will take the field, Spinazzola and Emerson will most likely alternate on the left side of the back four, as well as in attack, on the right, Chiesa and Berardi will alternate. In midfield we have recovered Sensi while we will not risk Pellegrini, even if he is healed; instead, we will decide together whether to let Jorginho rest. Verratti is not yet available, even if he is making great strides and we will evaluate him in a week.
There are still too many days to go, but the eleven who will take the field tomorrow from the first minute could resemble the starting line-up on 11 June against Turkey. Tomorrow, one between Immobile and Belotti will start at the center of the attack: they are two forwards who look alike for the characteristics they have, and for this reason, unless the game requires a final forcing, they would struggle to play together. Also considering Raspadori, who has extraordinary and different technical characteristics compared to the other two, we have three strikers: hoping to get as far as possible, everyone will be needed during the European Championship ”.
So a thought for the Azzurrini of the Under 21 National Team, eliminated only in extra time by Portugal at the end of a vibrant match in the quarter-finals of the European Championships: “Beyond the defeat, I want to give them my most sincere congratulations, because they have played a great match against a really strong opponent ”. Who should therefore take the field tomorrow evening against the Czech Republic, even if not for the entire duration of the match, will be Emerson Palmieri, fresh winner of the Champions League with his Chelsea together with his club and national team mate, Jorginho: “We are happy to have triumphed in Europe with our club – says the defensive side of the Blues – but since Tuesday, when we arrived here in Coverciano, we have reset everything we have done with Chelsea: now our goal is to be protagonists in the European Championship. Tomorrow against the Czech Republic will be a demanding test and we want to continue on the path we have taken in the last two years. We have built a winning mentality and we must continue to work like this, hard and with humility: only in this way will we be able to achieve our goals ”.