Can Switzerland manage a surprise against Italy?
After the meager start, the Swiss are under pressure.
The game in the live ticker.
European Championship group game: Italy - Switzerland |
Wednesday, 9 p.m.
The Italians are favorites after a strong start, the Swiss want to counter.
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Rome - man, were these Italians praised after the first game of the EM * against Turkey! In fact, it was a strong performance by the Mancini-Elf, but the overwhelmed Turks offered little resistance. The Alpine duel with Switzerland * could become a bigger challenge.
“Switzerland has been one of the ten or twelve best teams in the world for years.
She has always brought Italy * into trouble, "knows Roberto Mancini and is certain:" It will be a very difficult game. "In terms of personnel, Mancini can fall back on almost his entire squad against Switzerland, only right-back Alessandro Florenzi will be missing.
The coach left it open whether midfield director Marco Verratti will make a short comeback after his knee injury: “Tomorrow we will decide whether he will sit on the bench or whether we will wait and see.
But we are very optimistic. "
EM 2021: Italy against Switzerland in the live ticker - Confederates with new hairstyles
The Swiss national coach Vladimir Petkovic demands "120 percent" from his team.
After the disappointing draw at the start against Wales, the "Nati" has to improve.
"We have to be faster, smarter and more specific when we have opportunities to move forward," says the coach.
If it sets a defeat against Italy, it would no longer look so good for the Confederates.
Two Swiss want to set an unusual example: Granit Xhaka from Arsenal FC and Manuel Akanji * from BVB ordered the hairdressers and had their hair dyed blonde.
Will the new look help?
With the “Squadra Azzurra”, the broad chest is also back with conventional hairstyles.
Mancini played a major role in this, as he “changed the team's mentality”, as defender Francesco Acerbi said.
"He made a family out of us."
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