why do italians get accused of playing boring football?

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by jpick, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Terim is a legend

    Nov 4, 2005
    Somewhat out of date maybe but I came across this thread.

    Italy in 2006 weren't boring. Okay, they weren't Spain either, but they had the following:

    Two impressive and overlapping fullbacks in Zambrotta and Grosso
    Pirlo pulling the strings with his impressive passing ability
    Totti and all the skill he had
    Cameronaise and Perrota who are wingers
    And Toni up front.

    So out of 10 outfield players that is 5 or 6 who are naturally attacking.

    And if they got into trouble they could bring a fine striker like Inzaghi and a great one like Del Piero off the bench.

    I think it is because they do not bomb forward from the start, like in say the EPL. And old stereotypes like with Germany actually, always called functional even though they have been pretty forward thinking in 2006 and 2008.
  2. The Third Tenor

    The Third Tenor Red Card

    Jan 15, 2008
    Spain 2008 played a perfect counter attack, calcio alla Italiana very nicely even if it took Aragones 4 years to finally get the Spanish to pay attention to their own end and defend as a team. Still, it was nice to see them upgrade their tactics.
  3. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003

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  4. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003

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  5. FNU

    FNU BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 6, 2007
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