Sylvinho: “Spalletti is one of the best, I expect Barella to play. Asllani? He’s strong in the head”

What do you expect fromItaly? Sylvinhocoach ofAlbaniahe responds in an interview given to Corriere della Sera on the Azzurri, opponents of his national team on Saturday in the opening match of the European Championship which will be played in Germany: “Luciano Spalletti is one of the best, I expect a very organised, tough, strong Italy in transition, which will defend with 11 men if needed and starts again with 7, very tough in one-on-one situations, with the Inter base – we read – playing from memory.”

Compared to the European Championship that Italy won in 2021 against England, however, there have been many changes.
“It’s a natural process. Veterans like Bonucci and Chiellini are missing, but Italy has experience, skill, possession, a sense of competition. It’s all there. And what’s more, there’s Barella, who had an incredible season. I expect what games.”

Asllani found more space at Inter this season, winning the Scudetto and the Italian Super Cup. Can you say that he is your technical leader?
“He has grown a lot and is strong in his head. He has understood that life gives nothing away.”

Is Djimsiti the moral leader instead after winning the Europa League with Atalanta by beating Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the final?
“Yes, he had a great season with the Dea shirt. He gives us the necessary peace of mind.”