Ventura's Italia

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Stamos, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    May be some truth to the rumours. Interesting that he was "rested" for the next league game when many of the others from the CL tie were not.
     
  2. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Had to go break Rihanna's back in
     
  3. sempreITALIA

    sempreITALIA Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Balotelli hoping to get a peak into Ventura's side for the upcoming matches. Belotti is far and away the starting center forward for the national team going forward, but Balotelli has alway performed for the national team (13 goals in 33 appearances) and wouldn't be a bad tertiary option behind the likes of Immobile/Gabbiadini. Balotelli's club shenanigans aside, he has always comported himself civilly while on duty with the national team. Plus, the numbers for Balotelli this season aren't anything to balk at -- 10 goals in 16 Ligue 1 matches is more than Zaza, Pavoletti, and Eder can put their name to this season.

    The likes of Falcinelli, Inglese, etc. just aren't proven enough even at club level to be called into the national team at this time. For now, I don't see why Balotelli isn't considered more than qualified to be the 3rd or 4th option.
     
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  4. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet Member+

    Dec 30, 2013
    Club:
    AC Milan
    If Ventura is going to take 4 Center Forwards, then Balotelli should make the squad. But I don't see the need for more than three (unless 4 2 4 or 3 5 2 is deployed)...and Belotti, Immobile, and Gabbiadini are all more deserving. I think Balotelli's latest troubles with teammates/coaches has sealed his fate anyway. Zaza will be the fourth guy if Ventura goes down that route unfortunately.

    I'm calling it now.... Gagliardini will become a better player than Verratti. I hate praising any Inter guys, but he's the real deal.
     
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  5. Calci0

    Calci0 Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    NC
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    #855 Calci0, Apr 9, 2017
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    With 4 goals (and a really nice [no pun intended] assist) in his last 4 games, he's at least putting his name in the hat.
     
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  6. Alex101

    Alex101 New Member

    Mar 15, 2017
    ....So

    France just had an 18 and 19 year old both score today in the CL game for Dortmund and Monaco.....I fear this team will be unstoppable and I hate France.
     
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  7. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 New Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Country:
    Italy
    So what? We have the best young goalkeeper in the world.
     
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  8. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Eyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
  9. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    champions league experience would be nice though
     

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