How are you preparing for the European Championship? Spalletti: “Those who preceded us showed us the way”

The CT Luciano Spalletti was awarded this evening at the Globe Soccer Awards Europe 2024 which is being staged in Cala di Volpe, on the Costa Smeralda. From the stage, these are the declarations of the technical commissioner of the national team who returned to the Scudetto won with Napoli: “That team had and has many special things, first of all very strong footballers and a passionate city that transmits many things to you. And then the myths are important in football: I called up five of them for the training camp in Coverciano (Rivera, Antognoni, Roberto Baggio, Del Piero, Totti ed.) because the greats can give you those emotions that allow you to go and get the most important thing.”

It’s still: “In Naples there was a legend that even if he no longer existed we lived it every day, that is Diego Armando Maradona. I dedicate this award to these players, I loved all the footballers I coached even when I had to make tough decisions.”

How are you preparing for the European Championship? This Italy has a title to defend
“We are preparing knowing that those who preceded us have shown us the way. Here we are in a beautiful environment where everything is blue, but there is something even more blue which is the national team shirt.”