The last pre-Euro 2020 briefing once again exalts Roberto Mancini’s Italy: overwhelmed the Czech Republic, dreaming is not forbidden
Guys that Italy! One week after the expected debut against Turkey, the Europeans our national team showcases yet another exciting performance. If the comfortable success against San Marino was predictable, that too Czech Republic was crashed by the Azzurri was far from obvious.
Yet it would not be surprising that much because the formation of Mancini continues to put record after record, above all the game number 27 without defeat and the eighth consecutive match without conceding goals to the passive. Crazy numbers and, without too many words, a great team.
Defensive solidity, on the other hand, is a historic trademark of our football culture. However, the approach that this group has towards the attack phase is quite different. Spectacular, fun, proactive, in all respects with a European vocation. And even against Jankto and his companions the production was front page, with the trident Insigne-Immobile-Berardi able to brand the scoresheet of the scorers and give high school plays.
There is no doubt that the fate of ours Euro 2020 can pass a lot, in particular, from number 10 and number 9. Because the team structure, balance and dribble are already first-rate. Self Lorenzo Insigne, in his thirties, will keep this aura of magic on himself, the moment of international consecration could really come. But at the same time it will be necessary to have continuity in the goal zone of our strikers: whether it is Ciro, Belotti or the wildcard Raspadori, who scores all of them or that they share the honors it does not matter honestly.
In short, this Italy makes you dream and it is logical to arrive with confidence and awareness at the appointment of the year. Without lifting your feet too much from the ground, but with the reasonable confidence that there are very few, very few, the best equipped teams of ours.