Italy, five blues among the squads: the Naples block takes shape

Italy, five blues among the squads: the Naples block takes shape
Italy, five blues among the squads: the Naples block takes shape
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It is not yet Naples-block, but the future is in their hands, so at least he thinks Roberto Mancini, the coach crippled by the unfortunate exclusion from the World Cup in Qatar again. The boys of the Spalletti gang enter so forcefully in the history of the national team that they veil in shadow the great dynasties of the clubs transferred to the blue: there are five who will go to Coverciano, ready for Friday’s challenge, again at San Siro, with England. Just like tonight with Milan. A taste of the field. Five, like never before. At most there were four, as in 1989 (in June, Italy-Brazil 0-1). Or like this summer too, but it was still an experimental phase: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Raspadori, Politano and Zerbin. Four are owners in Naples, long live Italy. To the delight of De Laurentiis who has always cheered on made in Italy. And then there is that Zerbin, revelation of Serie B in Frosinone, paid by Giuntoli 90 thousand euros to Gozzano, discovered after the then director of the Piedmontese club, Alex Casella, had turned over a couple of DVDs to the sporting director of Napoli. enchanted Giuntoli from the very first moment. He didn’t hesitate for a second before going to get it. Now he is there, with Mancini after Spalletti, whenever he can, throws him on the pitch. He has already made his debut with Italy: six minutes against Hungary on 7 June.

Napoli saves Mancini? Who knows, to start again, in short, there is a lot of blue. Donnarumma and Immobile are adored children of this land, but the club of Da Laurentiis with its super start sends five players to the Italian club. But they are destined to increase in number: because as soon as Zanoli is given a chance, he too will be able to prove that he is able to enlist. In short, they entered by force into the good football-lounge, indeed, the best possible, with no other references than their own skill. Mancini does well, at least on this point, to focus on the Napoli block: being first in the league and also in the Champions League group obliges them to bring their talents into the area of ​​privilege: if they are good enough to make Napoli fly, they will do the same well in the national team. We will see. In the meantime, Di Lorenzo and Raspadori will probably be starting against the English. Probably Politano is too. While Zerbin and Meret will have to wait a little longer. It is difficult to see 4 of them all together, as in 1989. But it is clear that Spalletti’s team is becoming an essential reference model for Mancini.

On Friday 23 England and then on Monday we fly to Budapest at the Puskas Arena for the challenge against Hungary of coach Marco Rossi, for the Nations League which really seems a little consoling broth compared to the World Cup that Italy will see on TV. In any case, the national team is in the running for first place. And the block-Napoli that bent Liverpool and the Glasgow Rangers, therefore, and which dominates in Europe with personality, hit Mancini: Politano found Italy again in June, playing three of the four games in Nations. In the ideas of the coach of Jesi, Raspadori was often deployed false nine, up front, with Politano on the right. As an alternative to Raspadori, he played Scamacca. So, this will be the ballot. In any case, Di Lorenzo will certainly be the owner. Not bad: it was from the times of Ferrara, De Napoli, Fusi and Carnevale that there wasn’t so much Italy. Apart from two summers ago, of course. With Politano, Di Lorenzo, Meret and Insigne called up.

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