Saturday, November 18, 2017

Prandelli ponders Italy´s purpose

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 6 Jun 2012

4 Views

Cesare Prandelli admits he has doubts about how far his Italy side can go at Euro 2012.

The national team coach insists that the Italians do not have a clear objective as they head into the tournament, but added that he is unsure as to whether the 2006 World Cup winners can be major players at the European Championship.

“To be honest I am really curious to see whether or not we have a side good enough to do something at this tournament,” Prandelli said.

“I have no objectives whatsoever. Qualifying for Euro 2012 was our objective but the way we did it made us very happy because nobody expected us to play at such a high level.

“Since then we have had the odd injury problem and the odd player who didn’t quite live up to expectations and it has left us wondering whether or not we can both play in a certain way and be major players at this tournament.”

Italy lock horns with Spain in their Euro 2012 opener on June 10, before taking on Croatia four days later.

They meet the Republic of Ireland on June 18 in their last group game.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top