Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio mentioned he has not slept since Monday’s Planet Cup elimination which he blamed firmly on coach Gian Piero Ventura.
MILAN: Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio mentioned he has not slept since Monday’s Planet Cup elimination which he blamed firmly on coach Gian Piero Ventura.
Ventura was sacked on Wednesday, two days right after a goalless draw at dwelling to Sweden meant that Italy failed to qualify for the Planet Cup for the 1st time since 1958.
Tavecchio, seventy four, is less than stress to follow fit but has so far stood his floor.
“The debacle was specialized, the coach designed the completely wrong specialized decisions,” he mentioned in a trailer for a programme which will be broadcast by the Mediaset community on Sunday.
“We played the completely wrong way Sweden’s players are virtually all around a single metre ninety and we stored crossing the ball into the penalty space. We desired our small players, but they were on the bench.”
In the interview, done in the back again seat of a car or truck, Tavecchio recognized that it was his conclusion to appoint Ventura.
“The coach was chosen by me. I’m less than pressure, I haven’t slept for four days,” he mentioned with tears welling in his eyes.
After the match, Ventura apologised for the consequence but not for the exertion shown by his players.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri mentioned that neither goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon nor defender Andrea Barzagli, who both announced their worldwide retirements right after Monday’s recreation, would engage in in Sunday’s Serie A match at Sampdoria.
Buffon won a hundred seventy five caps for Italy and next year’s Planet Cup in Russia would have been the sixth for the 39-calendar year-aged.
“Buffon and Barzagli are good, they are finding around the disappointment but they would not engage in,” Allegri advised reporters.
“Life goes on but they want time to get around it. After fifteen days with the nationwide crew, which has absorbed a good total of actual physical and nervous electrical power, it can be only proper that they rest.”
Allegri, who has won a few successive Serie A titles with Juventus, mentioned he was not intrigued in the Italy career for now.
“It’s an ambition of mine, but not at this minute,” he mentioned. “I have obtained a lot on my plate.”
(Creating by Brian Homewood in Bern Modifying by Christian Radnedge)