I wonder if they will introduce a cap on the amount of foreign players again. I know Italy won the euros in between, but you can't ignore two massive failuresMassive decline of Serie A in the past 15 years then add in the pathethically poor national pool of players and this is the end product.
Same pool won the Euro just 9 months ago.Massive decline of Serie A in the past 15 years then add in the pathethically poor national pool of players and this is the end product.
well at least we miss the most depressing world cup of our lifetime
Perfect opportunity to simply ignore following the World Cup.
Were they that much better than England? They just won the coin flipSame pool won the Euro just 9 months ago.
Problem was not handling the success, which was a struggle itself after the knockouts.
Getting guys like Joao Pedro to the national team is absurd.
Subbing in Chiellini just to get him a cap reminds me of Allegri subbing Barzagli on versus Manchester United to get a CL cap and then they ended up conceding two. That shit's worse than subbing your striker off...
Italy missing Chiesa, Zaniolo and even Bernardeschi isn't an excuse. But the coaching has been poor and Italy shouldn't have been in this setup, they should be part of the qualified teams already.