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Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by toronto_soccer, Mar 5, 2017.
You've never heard of Nocerino and Acquafresca? When did you start watching Serie A? 2014?
You must be new
How has he heard about Cassano but not Noce and Fresh water? Doesn't make sense
Pretty much yeah. I followed Serie A before, but when it came to actually watching every game and keeping a huge close eye on it every day started in 2014. I'll be honest I am not that old when it comes to really be a true fan. I was always a Juve and Italy supporter but only followed Italy in World Cup and Euros when the tournaments were on, and while I always liked Juve, I have never actually watched them or was aware on what players they had. It sounds odd I know.
I'll be extremely honest. Before 2014 World Cup I watched games but never took note of players names or anything. In 2013 if you talked with be about Messi, I would have NO IDEA who you were talking about, yes seriously!
Cassano played in World Cup 2014 and Euro 2012
Ya but Nocerino was in the euro 2012 team
How old are you?
@Italy-Azzurri-Fan Was it this thread where you asked who is better between the Azzurri and Juve?
I'm 10 years older. But I still feel 17
I remember when people thought Andrea Russotto was tipped to be the next Totti lol
It's not a bad question and could be an interesting debate. Especially if we compare player for player.
At forwards. Currently.
Higuain > Belotti
Dybala > Immobile
If you live every day like you're still 17 you probably won't make another 10.
Yeah I think so.
Buffon = Buffon
Chiellini = Chiellini
Bonucci = Bonucci
Barzagli = Barzagli
Rugani = Rugani
Benatia < Romagnoli
Alves < Florenzi
Lichtsteiner < Zappacosta
Sandro > De Sciglio
Asamoah < Darmian
Marchisio = Marchisio
Khedira < Verratti
Pjanic = De Rossi
Rincon < Gagliardini
Dybala > Bernardeschi
Mandzukic > Immobile
Higuain = Belotti
Pjaca = Candreva (Not so sure about this)
Cuadrado < Insigne
Azzurri appears to have the better players on average other than in attack.
I support both sides. Juve are arguably a top 3 club side in the world and the national team may not even break the top ten. What are we debating?
The Azzurri might not even crack the top ten? Who's better than us?
LOL I am kind of exaggerating. It is possible that the Azzurri could have a few better players on paper, but Juve is together for days, and Azzurri only gets together once in a while. Juventus is clearly much more familiar with each other and the team knows each other so well from playing daily.
As a general rule Clubs are superior to National Teams. Its not just on paper, but the coaches have all the time in the world to find the best system and work with players every day. You can't compare clubs with NT's really.
Even the best National Teams would probably only be around the level of clubs like Spurs, Fiorentina, Leverkusen, etc. This is basically due to the National Teams not being together every day and playing on a regular basis. Also players change much faster with National Teams. The only exceptions to this would be Argentina when Maradona was around, and Italy/Brazil from 1980-2006.
I haven't looked in a while but according to FIFA probably England.
These comparisons are making my head hurt....
Something else is making Sal's mom's head hurt
I don't care if you call it Andrea, but you can never have too much risotto
Had some ossobucco and risotto alla Milanese today. Jesus it was delicious. I'd kill for that shit