FIRST LOSS TO USA
My build up to Euro 2012 would be following Italy in their quest for European glory. Italy took on USA in Genoa and lined up as follows
ITALY (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Maggio (70′ De Rossi), Andrea Barzagli, Ogbonna, Domenico Criscito (46′ Chiellini); Claudio Marchisio (70′ Abate), Andrea Pirlo, Nocerino (46′ Montolivo); Thiago Motta (59′ Pazzini); Alessandro Matri (59′ Borini), Sebastian Giovinco.
Subs not used: (De Sanctis, Sirigu, Viviano, Astori, Balzaretti, Bonucci).
Coach Cesare Prandelli.
It was good to see Andrea Pirlo in action for Italy. Pirlo has been fantastic for USA. The journey starts here for Euro 2012 and as I always do I will be following the Azurri from here on. Cisse messaged me today as well as Ahmed Ismail and a few other lads saying how could we lose tto the USA. Well it was the first loss ever against the USA and Clint Dempsey got onto the scoresheet.
I wont look too deep into this friendly because there were a few key guys missing. Chielini to name one. So lets see who Prandelli has in mind as we get closer to the Euros. Baloteli will be spear heading the atack. Its hard to adjust to these new guys. I miss the days of Del Piero,Totti,Cannavaro and Nesta. But thats gone now. Lets see how the New Look Prandelli Italy will fair.
Italy couldnt equalise and we lost. We await to be full strength. Just a bit tommention was the inclusion of the tomic Ant. Always lively and you always expect something from Giovinco. Klinsman must have sniggered at the result and praised his charges. Im sure he will never forget that Semi Final in Dortmund in 2006. Maybe Italy should have called up Fabio Grosso 🙂
To Poland and Ukraine We March