ROME – On the eve of the matchItaly U21 against the Luxembourgvalid for qualifications for the Europeans category of 2023, the coach Paolo Nicolato describes his satisfaction with the many young people who made their debut in the senior national team: “It is a moment in which we feel very proud as Club Italia. We have a coach who believes in the group, against Germany we had 4-5 players of this two-year period but also many players of the two-year period that has just ended: I am referring to Bastoni, Frattesi, Locatelli, Pobega, Raspadori, Scamacca“. A success, Nicolato underlines, due to the excellent work of all the youth staff: “ I believe that this is the moment in which we must greatly gratify the work of all those who do not have the good fortune like me to be in front of the microphone, I am referring first of all to our director. Slimy but also to all the people and staff who go around the Club Italia from Under 15 onwards, all the technical, managerial, health sectors that are people who have allowed many of these guys, yesterday there were ten-eleven , to make a journey made up of 50-60-70, some 90 international appearances and give him an experience. Right to say ‘good’ to these people “.
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“With Luxembourg you will need quality, patience and technique”
Nicolato describes the next match of the Under team, in trasfera against Luxembourg: “Luxembourg is in my opinion a team that must be circumvented, it will take patience and technical quality because you have to play in very small spaces, it also takes the will to throw in a few more balls, of arrive decisively in the penalty areato pull from the outside, all the things that we lack and that we have to put in because we always want to play very well and get the ball inside the goal, if possible “. L’Under 21 Azzurra in the next three games will be played on first place in the group of the qualifiers to the Europeans, but also the run-up to the next Olympics: “The guys know very well that they have to overcome even things that maybe they didn’t expect to have to face before, we have to look for technical-tactical solutions in a very short time without forgetting that here there are guys who met a week ago. This is something that, if on the one hand it can lead us to reflections, on the other hand it motivates us a lot because it is part of our work.“. Nicolato remains optimistic for the final part of a path that has given his players great satisfaction up to now.”Sometimes unexpected things arise from situations like these, we find ourselves with important players and with regenerated groups “.
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“No regrets for Gnonto”
Finally, no regrets for Nicolato in not having given an opportunity in his Under a Wilfried Gnontoyesterday protagonist with his debut in the national team A. “No regrets. Gnonto was already present in the qualifiers also last March, then with Club Italia he decided on one overall strategy, which I agree with, given that the Under 19 team had an important round where only the first of the group qualified. We decided the same for him Scalvini that I had called in November, then I didn’t do it in March not because I didn’t like it but because we thought about the system thinking about certain priorities “, concludes Nicolato.
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