Italy vs Liechtenstein (Away), and Friendly vs Germany (Home)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Italy-Azzurri-Fan, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
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    SSC Napoli
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    fyi he is lying never trust anyone from Toronto.-old Inuit proverb
     
  2. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Toronto
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    Toronto FC
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    I tried earlier to quote post #145. Error.
     
  3. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
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    SSC Napoli
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    The government has hacked your computer. Run as fast as you can.
     
  4. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Toronto
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    Toronto FC
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    Italy
    Chooch hates Calabria.
     
  5. paa10

    paa10 Member

    Jun 9, 2014
    his effort and work ethic is still there.... how many guys would have not had pressure that defensive back, Zaza took a gamble that he would pass back and then ran into position to intercept, when that did not happen,

    he sprinted after him and actually recovered the ball..... then he took it down and played a ball with good pace that would have been good for a first touch shot...

    He just put too much on it, most forewards would not have put on that pressure and would have also just played a lazy slow ball outside allowing the defense to somewhat reset...

    I really hope he ends up coming back to Juve... its obvious he is off form over there, maybe he has is not getting along with guys and its affecting his play, or maybe he is just adjusting.

    Its strange watching EPL fanboys sweat Ibra so much despite him being quite lazy to the point he puts in pickup game effort, but they will all throw shade at Zaza.

    Also.. I have previously brought up how i thought it was perplexing that Zaza was called up and not Gio, that doesnt not mean I rate one over the other, Zaza actually produced for Juve and its clear something is off...

    On another note, I find it kinda harsh we bash Zaza for the miss pk, the run up was terrible.... but it was his first touch in a sink or swim situation and he did just put too much on the kick, it would have been a goal if he used more finesse.... He prob felt overmatched facing a keeper off that quality and felt that not having any scout video of him taking a pk would help especially with a very slow run up... He was prob also nervous as hell coming into that situation. Cold feet for 120 minutes until that situation.

    Pelle on the other hand was the one who really did a blunder with his call out to Nuer... I get what he is trying to do, but compare how a guy like Pirlo handled himself when he did the Panenka pk with substance over aesthetic where as Pelle was "style over substance".... Pelle also pouted when he was subbed and Zaza visibly showed he was very distraught at missing that pk....

    Zaza is a mediocore professional footballer to me with an moderate to occasional penchant for scoring... he however does run like nonstop, almost at Gattuso level of work ethic in my eyes.... maybe im overrating him tho... but work ethic is never a bad thing.

    at the very least, it says to better players... if you dont put in the proper amount of work and running on the field, I got a guy who is ready to do it every time. It's good pressure for the starters to have as a monkey on their back.

    He litteraly helped us advance in the Euros when things looked grim.



    thats a cool video that illustrates it, it was more of an effort to get a header on throw in with tight pressure on his back

    real video of play that starts at 14 seconds....

     
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  6. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
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    SSC Napoli
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    I hate everyone.
     
  7. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
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    SSC Napoli
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    He played Zaza for 3 minutes because clearly he's sending a message that Zaza is next in contention if one of the other guys gets injured/dropped.

    So yes i agree with you that it was done to encourage/motivate Zaza rather than for tactical purposes within the context of the game.
     
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  8. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
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    AC Milan
    He's just having some fun, like both our teams were today. No one really wanted to win. Just be nice to each other by not scoring. That's all.
     
  9. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Toronto
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    Toronto FC
    Country:
    Italy
    You're a good guy Chooch. Just having some fun with ya.
     
  10. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Limiting what? Goals against? Insigne from starting? Parrucca jokes?
     
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  11. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    AC Milan
    Ya they both have humpbacks lol
     
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  12. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    AC Milan
    It's great to see Italy play with a flowing haired defender again (Romagnoli). Reminds me of the days of Nesta and Maldini. Too many shaved heads and short haired defenders for the azzurri lately, e.g. Cannavaro, Bonucci, Chiellini, Barzagli, Paletta (lol), Ogbonna, some other dusters.
     
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  13. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    AC Milan
    Lol your a goof
     
  14. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Country:
    Germany
    Not at all. It's just I havent followed Italian football before the game and recently. And the original intention to post was that I saw first signs of the retirement home getting dissolved which I think is a good thing
     
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  15. mikeyjames

    mikeyjames Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Mario Balotelli promises “I’ll always be there” for #Italy but “others deserve it more than me” right now.
    The Nice striker hasn’t played for his country since the 2014 World Cup, receiving just one call-up under Antonio Conte and none under Giampiero Ventura so far.

    “I repeat: I’m just waiting for the right moment,” Balotelli shrugged, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.
    “If the CT still hasn’t called me, it means others deserve it more than me for now. I’ll always be there for the national team.”

    Balotelli was also asked about the various Coaches he’s worked with in his career, naming the best and the worst.

    “For me, the most astute is still [Roberto] Mancini. He’s fantastic, I owe him so much. In second place I’ll put [Nice’s Lucien] Favre along with [Jose] Mourinho.

    “The Portuguese is great at firing you up, it’s too bad that at a certain point there was a rupture between us.

    “The worst? Not [Jurgen] Klopp, I never knew him. There was a certain situation at Liverpool, though maybe he should have had more patience with me.

    “Really the biggest disappointment I’ve had was with [Brendan] Rodgers. I had fun with him in training, but in reality the relationship was a disaster.”
     

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