Euro 2020 Official Thread

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by calabrese8, May 28, 2021.

  1. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Amazing that Schick was a complete failure at Roma. He has been fantastic
     
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  2. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    As much as we love these tournaments, it's hard to read much into a player's quality judging their performances in these tournaments. Their club form is the better indicator by far.
     
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  3. thorus

    thorus Member

    Feb 28, 2016
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    My exact reasoning when I made the suggestion.
     
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  4. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Italy vs Portugal now that is what I want to see but it looks like it will be Italy vs Belgium
     
  5. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  6. joe83

    joe83 Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Portugal the way better team against Belgium, but thats football. This will work in Italy’s favour, especially with potential injuries to KDB and Hazard.
     
  7. indestructible

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    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    We’ve heard since day 1 that we haven’t played anyone yet. It’s finally time for Italy to play all our cards.
     
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  8. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Italy vs Belgium QF...I can't wait
     
  9. Stamos

    Stamos Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    What changes would you make from Austria?

    I dont fear Belgium. The Azzurri always play to their opponents so I'm expecting a focused side.
     
  10. indestructible

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    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Chiesa & Locatelli in. Berardi & Verratti out. Keep Berardi as a winger option and throw Verratti into the game if we are leading to slow the game down and draw fouls.

    A big question mark for me is in defence. They say that Chiellini is being saved for this exact match. I don’t know how wise it’d be to insert him now and have him go head to head with Big Rom. But these guys know better than me

    Looks like they might be without KDB and Hazard which will be a boost.
     
  11. totti fan

    totti fan Red Card

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Locatelli for Verratti, that's it. Insigne is fundamental and if Chiesa starts over Berardi I wouldn't be to disappointed.
     
  12. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    I agree, this might be a good game to start with Locatelli and Chiesa. Maybe use Verratti as a sub later and possibly Berardi as well. I think we need to put Chiellini back. Many people I think are overreacting to age, but in a game like this, I feel that experience is the way to go. We can always use a sub if it's not working so well or they look slow. Let's face it Barzagli did absolutely amazing in Euro 2016 and he was definitely aging.
     
  13. canzano55

    canzano55 Member+

    Jun 23, 2003
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Verratti and Barella can start again; the holdup with a small midfield in the Austria game was a size and physical difference that made it gruesome to watch - however, by contrast, Belgium doesn't have the same level of physicality in midfield at all.

    Don't need to start Locatelli in this one. Marco is the superior player by far after all.
     
  14. Ofori

    Ofori Red Card

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Or in attack you go Belotti, Immobile and Chiesa
     
  15. Nek Sanalet

    Nek Sanalet BigSoccer Yellow Card

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Dec 30, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Some crazy rumors out there that Verratti, Barella, Immobile, and Berardi will all sit for Locatelli, Pessina, Belotti, and Chiesa.
     
  16. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Not even mad
     
  17. La Magica

    La Magica Member+

    Aug 1, 2011
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Roma management and not his own.
     
  18. La Magica

    La Magica Member+

    Aug 1, 2011
    Club:
    AS Roma
    This is why Mancini is the man not afraid to change what he sees. Belotti might be just what the Belgium defence dont want to face. He will bully them.
     
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  19. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    I was listening to Italian radio this morning and and they were also suggesting that Chiesa might still be more useful coming off the bench vs. a tired Belgian defence. Which might be true but I would start him
     
  20. johnny6

    johnny6 Member+

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Jun 29, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    News saying that Hazard and KDB will miss Fridays game
     
  21. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Are you allowed to start a player, sub him off, and then bring him back on again later? I wonder if we could do that with Chiesa. Probably won't happen, but is that even allowed?
     
  22. La Magica

    La Magica Member+

    Aug 1, 2011
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Yes, that happens all the time. How have you not seen it before?
     
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  23. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Really? I just don't remember ever seeing a player starting, coming off, and then coming back on again in the same game.
     
  24. La Magica

    La Magica Member+

    Aug 1, 2011
    Club:
    AS Roma
    The Spanish keepers are something else. Ironically his name means shepherd in Basque.
     
  25. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I want Spain to win or else France walks to the semis
     

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