Albania debuts against Italy. Coach Sylvinho: “We’re going to play and try”

“For Italy it is already a decisive match, not for us”. On the eve of the debut match at the European Championship, the Albania coach Sylvinho speak like this to Sky Sport: “We are going to play and try: we recognize the greatness of Italy and its coach. Against Italy it is a very difficult match to predict, the Azzurri are strong. We have improved a lot but Italy is strong. I I’m Brazilian and when we talk about Italy I remember 1982, I cried a lot there. The Italian national team is a strong team, used to playing European and World Cups, the coach is not strong but very strong, it’s a tough match, difficult but we are. here and we have to try. Spain-Croatia is also very important, for those who want to pass there is no time. I remember with Brazil as a collaborator in 2018, we drew with Switzerland and the second match with Costa Rica was already very difficult as in the world championship anything can happen, all the races are decisive”.

The Brazilian coach of Albania also recalled his past at Inter, as a collaborator of Roberto Mancini: “I haven’t heard from Roberto for six months, he won the European Championship with Italy who are still reigning champions, they made a great job. I learned a lot in Italy, the experience with Roberto at Inter and then at Coverciano was very good, the championship, the tactics, everything was very good. I knew a lot about ball possession in Spain, I studied fast football and transitions in England, but Italy saw me a lot, Italian football is nice to play, you learn a lot.”