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Euro 2020 team profile: Group A – Italy and Wales
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Euro 2020 team profile: Group A – Italy and Wales

Post Credit – MC Nitro – Check him on Facebook READ: The amazing 10 European Championship moments of all time ITALY Coach: Roberto Mancini (Italian) Captain: Giorgio Chiellini Most capped player: Gianluigi Buffon (176) Top scorer: Luigi Riva (35) European Championship appearances: 9 (first in 1968) Best run: Champions (1968) Group A rivals: Switzerland, Turkey, Wales. Key players: Giorgio Chiellini, Marco Verratti, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa. Status: Rejuvenated under new head coach, Roberto Mancini. Made it to this year's Euros by winning their qualifying group. Not quite the vintage Italian team that sent waves across the world of football in the 90s, but they look a better side nowadays under a new coach. They should give the usua...
Chiellini – You are dead when you finish training with Conte
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Chiellini – You are dead when you finish training with Conte

  Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that Antonio Conte used to leave his players dead after training sessions while at Juventus. Conte has come under fire recently at Chelsea after his side received back to back pummeling in the Premier League However, the Italian manager had a very take over the successful spell with Juventus, winning the Serie A title three times which made him the favorite to manage the Italian national team before moving to Chelsea Chiellini who has remained influential in the Juventus team revealed the hectic and competitive atmosphere that was present in Juventus' locker room with his supposedly regressive training methods. READ: Talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season He further stated that Conte acts like a police sergeant when he ...
Pirlo: Miralem Pjanic on the path to succeed me at Juventus
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Pirlo: Miralem Pjanic on the path to succeed me at Juventus

  Italian legend Andre Pirlo has lauded Miralem Pjanic who joined Juventus from Roma in 2016, and has claimed that the Bosnian has that attributes to replace him at the club. READ: Rakitic admits that Coutinho’s price is a bit high “Pjanic is on the right path to become my successor. He is doing a great job and is much better than last season, and most importantly, he has found the right position at which he feels the best, “ Pirlo said. He added: “Miralem is such a player that can change the game when it is needed. He is great and he just needs to keep up like this.” Miralem Pjanic has hit the back of the net 4 times for Juventus and has also provided 8 assists to teammates in 23 games played this season for the Serie A giants.
Francesco Guidolin – I rejected Inter Milan last year
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Francesco Guidolin – I rejected Inter Milan last year

  Francesco Guidolin has disclosed that he received offers for the job at Inter, was close to Juventus, Lazio, as well as the bench of the Italy national team, but insists that he has no regrets. The former Swansea City tactician currently works as a television pundit in Italy, and in the course of an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, gave assurances that he is not obsessed with the idea of making a return to the sport. “I am waiting for a proposal that will enrich me professionally rather than economically. Maybe abroad, perhaps an international team. I need something that reaches my heart.” Guidolin nearly got the call to manage the Italian team after the World Cup in 2014, a job which was eventually assigned to current Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. READ: Manch...
Christophe Dugarry questions Marco Verratti’s recent form
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Christophe Dugarry questions Marco Verratti’s recent form

  Christophe Dugarry, former French international footballer has expressed his doubts about Italy international Marco Verratti with references to his recent performances for Italy Marco Verratti was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer but remained at the Parc des Princes. However, his recent performances for the Italian national team has been questioned after he couldn't make any significant impact in PSG's draw with Montpellier. READ: Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch “I thought this lad could become a future [Andres] Iniesta but now he’s very, very far away from that,” Dugarry said on RMC Sport. “I won’t judge him for the Montpellier match, because the pitch was disastrous, but this lad who needed to be a leader after the...