On an English television set this Wednesday, Patrick Vieira and Gary Neville were skeptical about Italy, despite the very good start to Euro de la Nazionale. The former Nice trainer considers in particular that she “lacks intensity, power, rhythm”.
The first two convincing games of Roberto Mancini’s men obviously do not impress all Euro observers. On the set of the British channel ITV, Patrick Vieira and Gary Neville did not want to get excited about Italy … quite the contrary. The two men imagine that the Azzurri, qualified for the knockout stages, will not be at the level when they face a team considered stronger.
Vieira still has “doubts that they can go to the end”
“I think the first two games they played were two easy games, said Vieira at first. Of course, you always have to beat the one you have in front of you, but I still have doubts that they can go to the end. ” Whether against Turkey or Switzerland, two teams beaten 3-0, adversity gave a feverish face when challenging Italy, which did not really have to force its talent.
“I think they lack intensity, power, pace, to be even more dangerous in front, so I will wait again, continues the world champion 1998. I think it is still a little early to consider that Italy can go all the way. ” Before their last group match against Wales, the Nazionale are at the top of their group A and have already qualified for the knockout stages, where they could face Ukraine or Austria.
Neville thinks they “won’t be up to it”
This observation is shared by Gary Neville, the former glory of Manchester United, also called to analyze this start of Euro: “Italy is doing its best, but I agree with Patrick, I think they do not They will not be up to it. They are passionate about it but I want to see them when they face a stronger team. ” This could be the case in the quarterfinals, where it could find Belgium.