Rivere: Ventura Should Call Balotelli
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere believes if coach Giampiero Ventura can call Mario Balotelli to join the Italian national team.
The striker has not played with his country since the 2014 World Cup, but his good performance in France could lead him to be recalled.
“When we first met Mario, we talked at length,” Rivere said.
“I am sure to balotelli that with us he akna get back his confidence and smile. That’s what’s happening right now and I’m very excited.
“He has a great talent that is not lost from him and Balo is working hard to play in the World Cup.
“I do not know Ventura, but I intend to contact him to guarantee that Mario is a great player who will bring happiness in the locker room.
“Could he survive in Nice? Be quick to talk about it. In June I heard that her own mother said if Nice is the best club and Favre is also the ideal coach for her. “
Lopetegui: Spanish Performance is Aligned
Julen Lopetegui claimed if the quality of the Spanish national team is evenly distributed and praised the performance of the squad in a 1-0 victory over Israel, early this morning Sbo88bet.org.
Where, in the game penguitup World Cup qualifying, La Furia Roja won thanks to Asier Illarramendi single goal. Despite criticism in the selection of players, Lopetegui confirmed if the squad is evenly distributed at this time.
“Some players are not good enough? I do not agree, if that’s the case, they will not get away with a good way, “Lopetegui told local media.
“We know it will be a difficult game because of many things. They are very motivated and play very well, and we do not know how to break Israel in the first place. ”
“We are looking for solutions in the second and they appear. When you do not score first quickly, things get complicated. “
Fighting on Play-Off, Chiellini: Italy Must Ignore Criticism
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has asked Italy to ignore their criticism ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Macedonia. Gianpiero Ventura’s foster children host Macedonia at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday (7/10/2017).
“It will be a challenging game, Macedonia has a lot of quality players so it’s not easy,” said Chiellini, quoted by Football Italia.
“We have to stay focused throughout the game,” he said.
Italy has come under fire for a series of disappointing performances. With the result they found against Spain, Gli Azzurri needed a play-off to secure their ticket to the 2018 World Cup.
“Indeed, we have to isolate ourselves from critics, we will play the play-off with confidence and respect for our opponents,” said the 33-year-old.
“Certain comments do not affect us Criticism We lost to Spain, one of the best teams in modern football.”
Italy are now 2nd in Group C standings with 19 points from eight games. They are three points adrift of Spain who now topped the standings with Raihan 22 points.