This Monday, the coach Prandelli of Italy national team for the European Cup attended the press conference about the players on the training list.
In the conference, the coach firstly talked about his expectation of this Italian national team: “my goal is to create a passionate and ambitious team. I hope the team impresses the people with a impression that even if we make full preparation, even if we are burdened with the pressure and controversy, facing such European Cup contest, our players always keep smiling. We want to enjoy the experience of participating in the European Cup.” for the final 23-man list, Prandelli has a clear plan in his heart: “in my heart I have a 23-man list but I want to further validate my idea in the training time.”
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini was injured in the end of the league; although he will be able to catch up with the European Cup, while how his state will be cannot predict. Prandelli worried about it, said: “the prior concern is Chiellini. We must wait for further text result at the same time; we still maintain confidence for my players. Chiellini has a strong desire to wear the wholesale soccer jerseys to participate in the European Cup and he also can come back as soon so possible.”
When the fist training list was announced, the lineup with 6 forwards attracted great attention. Prandelli talked about it: “we should develop the performance of these strikers on the pitch maximally. Cassana and Balotelli will be selected in the final list? It is the case but maybe it will be someone else on the pitch. I have talked many times with Balotelli; he also clearly knows the European Cup is a hard-won and important opportunity for him as well as for us. The leader of the team, I seriously considered the candidate and I think the player should be familiar with the Serie A.”
When talked about the Pirlo, Prandelli though highly of him, “Pirlo is unrivaled; he is absolutely a champion player. But he knows clearly, if we completely rely on him or develop a tactical approach, then we will have any secret in front of the opponents, which would be a very passive situation, so the other midfielders should also become the protagonist of the team. In this season, Juventus has won great achievements, for which Pirlo contributed greatly.” Prandelli also talked about the other players; with such strong lineup, in this European Cup, Italy national team is expected to win a good record.