The journalist’s analysis: “Have we already won? Of course not, but we will participate, we will be active, no one will be able to underestimate Italy”
Among the pages of today’s edition of Corriere della Sera, Mario Sconcerti, journalist, analyzed Italy’s victory yesterday evening in view of the European Championships: The team is ready, complete, mature. He wants to show himself. Yesterday’s game counts for little, but the ease with which Italy dominated matters a lot. The best was Insigne, the most important Jorginho, now among the best in Europe. Berardi has grown a lot. Italy plays well and plays in a way that is almost unknown to the others, because they press without uncovering themselves, waiting for the counterattack. But he plays it artfully, all first and with a very high quality of execution. So have we already won? Clearly not, but we will participate, we will be active, no one will be able to underestimate Italy. Because he plays well.
He has ideas and he has the skills to manage them. These are not considerations on yesterday’s game, they are notes that conclude a three-year construction period. A beautiful job has been done. There have been stronger national teams, this is the first without the blocks of the great teams, it is a fresco put together with a thousand puffs of different painting. I would say that it is the first good Italian team since 65% of our players started arriving from abroad at the dawn of 2000. We will know what this will be worth within a month.
To date we have been much stronger than opponents who were naturally inferior to us. Now the real games begin. We arrive with curiosity, our difference is clear, we have updated the counterattack to the best football today. This happens at the right time because everyone today leaves space behind. And because four to five players of ours have the lost quality of short lines in a world that plays everything the same. I don’t think we’re the best, I think we’re different.
A guide is missing, but even that is a problem that is perhaps overcome. In a mosaic team, the great leader sometimes becomes one more word. Welcome to Raspadori. His arrival at the last minute demonstrates the diversity of Mancini’s management, which goes on for ideas rather than for consequences of the championship. In short, it is a good day to start. The rest we will understand “, he concluded.
June 5, 2021 (change June 5, 2021 | 13:47)
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