“Italy need more speed against Switzerland”, Fabio Capello

By Antoine Rabito on Wednesday June 26, 2024
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Former coach Fabio Capello has analyzed Italy’s upcoming Euro 2024 duel with Switzerland, explaining why the “greatest responsibility lies with Serie A”.

In the Round of 16, Italy will take on Switzerland, who looked more positive in their Euro 2024 group stage campaign, earning a win over Hungary and a tight draw with Scotland and Germany. Writing for La Gazzetta dello Sport, Capello gave a detailed analysis of Italy’s position after the group stage and what needs to change in their knockout match with Switzerland. “Italy will need more speed against Switzerland, up to now we have appeared too slow with the ball. The biggest responsibility lies with our Serie A. In the league, we see too many unnecessary horizontal passes which end up slowing down the game and slowing down the pace. Having escaped Croatia, we’ll now find another in our path. Switzerland, historically, is an adversary that causes us problems. They always make us sweat. And that will be the case in Berlin this time too. Switzerland run, press, fight and invade the opponent’s camp with several players. Not only should we not underestimate Freuler and the others. But from the very first minutes, it will be crucial to agree on their frequencies in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. The key is always the midfield. Italy will have to be quicker in their thinking and with the ball between their feet. Less horizontal passing. Spalletti will identify Switzerland’s weak points and the best men to hit them. The striker needs the support of the team, and Scamacca has often found himself too isolated,” he declared.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

Italian soccer fan from France. Everyday, I read the italian newspapers looking for the best informations to share.

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