Italy already scares everyone: Verratti – Sport is back

Italy already scares everyone: Verratti – Sport is back
Italy already scares everyone: Verratti – Sport is back

He was doing a test against Pescara’s Primavera, Mancini’s Italy, when yesterday afternoon the news of Christian Eriksen’s illness spread in an amen in the technical center of Coverciano, overturning the emotions of a day lived up to that moment on the right satisfaction for the trio trimmed at the debut in Turkey. The Azzurri wanted to immediately ascertain the conditions of the Danish talent, and after long minutes of incredulity, fear and silence, the first reassuring updates from the Danish federation partially brought back the serene. “My thoughts and prayers are with Christian. Come on boy! See you soon on the pitch”, tweeted Roberto Mancini. And along with that of the coach, the encouragement of the whole national team arrived. “Come on Chris, we are by your side”, the message posted by Italy. Almost surreal, in such dark days, having to deal with football but then the relief regarding the conditions of the Inter player has re-tuned everyone on the waves …

He was doing a test against Pescara’s Primavera, Mancini’s Italy, when yesterday afternoon the news of Christian Eriksen’s illness spread in an amen in the technical center of Coverciano, overturning the emotions of a day lived up to that moment on the right satisfaction for the trio trimmed at the debut in Turkey. The Azzurri wanted to immediately ascertain the conditions of the Danish talent, and after long minutes of incredulity, fear and silence, the first reassuring updates from the Danish federation partially brought back the serene.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Christian. Come on boy! See you soon on the pitch”, tweeted Roberto Mancini. And along with that of the coach, the encouragement of the whole national team arrived. “Come on Chris, we are by your side”, the message posted by Italy.

Almost surreal, in such dark days, having to deal with football but then the relief regarding the conditions of the Inter player has re-tuned everyone on the certainly less important waves of a continental tournament that for Italy has started in the best way.

Italy is already looking forward to Wednesday’s match in Rome against Switzerland, who have returned from 1-1 with Wales. A match that in case of victory would already qualify for the second round. Confidence is growing for Marco Verratti: the PSG midfielder played twenty minutes in the test from two halves of 30 ‘each, which ended 6-0: Bernardeschi, Belotti and Chiesa scored while Raspadori, Cristante and Pessina scored in the second half. In this circumstance Verratti wore the jersey of the Abruzzo team in which he played from 2008 to 2012 and the signs were defined as encouraging after the collateral injury in the knee remedied a month ago.

After missing the opening race of the European Championship, it is not excluded at the moment that Verratti may be called up for the second Italian race scheduled for June 16th. The Azzurri who took to the field with Turkey did some unloading work, some in the swimming pool, while for the match Mancini fielded the players who were not employed or who had entered the race in progress (except for Di Lorenzo): Meret between the posts, Toloi , Acerbi, Bastoni and Emerson in defense, Pessina, Cristante and Castrovilli in the middle, Bernardeschi, Belotti and Chiesa forward.

Other Azzurri were included in the Pescara spring such as Sirigu, Raspadori (who later moved to the Azzurri formation) and precisely Verratti.

Alessandro Florenzi came out in the pits at the end of the first half on Friday evening for a physical problem: the exams to which the player underwent in the morning in Florence showed a muscular resentment of an inflammatory nature in the right calf excluding injuries. Also under observation the conditions of Berardi, among the best with Turkey, but came out limping. For Mancini, however, indications, starting from the opening match, that make us look forward with the right enthusiasm: flawless defense and goals, the blue group knows how to win and have fun. Now there is Switzerland second step of the group, the coach thinks of one game at a time, aims at the result, does not want distractions and tries to make his orchestra sound better. Always with an eye on Wembley, the ultimate goal.

This Italy is also popular across the border. From Great Britain to the United States, from France to Germany, everyone exalts the game of Mancini’s national team. “Bellissimo” is the Italian title of yesterday’s Guardian: “Italy lights the flame and kicks off Euro 2020”. The “Mirror”, which writes “Rome sweet Rome”. The Daily Express Sport, on the other hand, speaks of an Italy “with light fireworks”. “Italy leads the way”, headlines the Daily Mail. “Mancini’s team has won back the hearts of the Italians and erased the stain of failure to qualify for the last World Cup”, the article reads later. “This Italy plays magnificently: Insigne signs the Bella Azzurra”, writes Marca. “Italy opens the European Championship in a big way”, you can read on the first page of the Spanish “El Mundo Deportivo”. “Italy enters the history of the European “, writes instead the Portuguese” A Bola “. The team on the front page talks about” Passeggiata italiana “.” So Italy has blown the Turkish bolt “, you can then read inside.” The national team is strong “, says France Football. In Germany” Bild “triggers the alarm” Italy warns its rivals. “Even in the USA the performance of the Azzurri is enhanced:” Italy starts the European with a declaration of intent “, writes the New York Times.

Perhaps, at the national level, we have already come to express an enviable game even abroad: what, on the other hand, among the clubs, is always difficult for us. We also hold on to more than eloquent figures: Mancini’s 28 useful results, eight victories in a row without ever conceding a goal – albeit not against well-known great ones – are the pass for our dreams.

The predictions are dangerous business in a three-week tournament: but in the meantime, after the three of a kind against Turkey, we keep our dream even tighter.

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