Nations League: Italy vs Poland (& Ukraine Friendly)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Mean Machine, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. krado33

    krado33 Member+

    May 23, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Well deserved.
    Mancini's been excellent in selection (imo)
    Went with the technical midfielders over the runners.
    Saw through Immobile pretty damn quick. and used a No9 with height.

    Worry is that the midfield doesn't have much depth and Insigne still goes into hiding too much.
     
  2. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Let’s not forget we hit the bar twice, false 9 is an option we simply need a plan A with a proper striker
     
  3. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    LOL. I’ll take it.
     
  4. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Let’s win this group.
    We can beat Portugal at home.
     
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  5. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Great performance, good result considering our recent past!!!

    One thing I have noticed is we did not put the ball in the box much on corners. I feel we need to do that more. Better chance of scoring. If we did that a lot more, we might have broken the deadlock a lot earlier.
     
  6. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Yeah but we need to hope Portugal fail to win at home against Poland. Even if they draw, we need to beat Portugal by 2 goals.
     
  7. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Finally look like a team with a purpose
     
  8. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    An in form Belloti will do wonders for this side. Too many midgets who give little though on the pitch.
     
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  9. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Who gave the ball away on that big chance that Poland had in the second half?
     
  10. canzano55

    canzano55 Member+

    Jun 23, 2003
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Everyone saying we need a striker - I'll live and die with Insigne out there personally; best technical forward Italy has in its ranks by far.
     
  11. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
    Club:
    Udinese Calcio
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Good performance from the boys. They deserved this win, and if they didn't get it that anxiety we see in the side would just continue to build.

    The talent is there, the confidence is not. And we saw that today. Hopefully this result can give the boys a bit more confidence going forward.

    When in doubt send the Udinese man out. Kevin Lasagna, I love you, great flick on
     
  12. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    Yes false 9 can work but we need a striker option. The system can stay the same. We don’t need to change anything just need that body to either start or bring on.
     
  13. cipro

    cipro Member

    Oct 9, 2005
    PhuckHead
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    I believe it was Verratti. It should be in the highlights.
     
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  14. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Our next game should feature Chiellini, Bonucci and Biraghi as our attacking 3. :D
     
  15. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Thought so too, he nearly cost us couple of goals and was dispossessed at the end in front of goal but the ref called a foul. Cretino.
     
  16. cipro

    cipro Member

    Oct 9, 2005
    PhuckHead
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Night and day from when we played them at home. I would've liked to see Pellegrini as a sub for anyone in the midfield. Insigne hasn't had many good games as winger in a while. Much better as a SS.
     
  17. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Insigne brings nothing. Jorghino is overrated. Verratti has no vision. Florenzi is a track player. Too many average guys.
     
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  18. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I like Chiesa. Not a bad front 3 actually.
    Should we bring in a 9 and drop one of them? Possibly.
     
  19. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Not every team can be as strong as Juve.
     
  20. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    It’s hard to drop one of them when they’re all so good on the ball, against Portugal they can attack open space much more.
    Unfortunately Portugal could beat Poland which would prevent us from topping the group.
     
  21. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    If Berna could bury his chances, no need to change anything.
     
  22. Buffonfan

    Buffonfan Member

    Jun 26, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Portugal WILL beat Poland, I'm sure of that.

    We don't need to top the group (even if we did, I don't think we can win the final), we just need to not relegate to league B, and qualify for Euro2020 AND QtarWC022. I will cry if we won't qualify for the next WC, we already didn't qualify in the last one.
     
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  23. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    There are players good on the ball but can’t do shit with it. Perhaps too much four square training where the purpose is to keep possession. That does little in attacking. The good ones find openings or make it. Bernardeschi & Chiesa are works in progress but they at least look to score or create a scoring opportunity. I have no idea what the ******** Insigne is looking to do out there.
     
  24. joe83

    joe83 Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Portugal is looking scary good right now..
     
  25. joe83

    joe83 Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Club:
    AC Milan
    There was definitely a lot of square meaningless passes. But, generally they did well to move the ball forward and create some sort of opportunity in the box fairly quickly. We definitely killed Poland in the possession game, was Poland really pressing that hard? Not sure...
     

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