Casillas: “Italy is not inferior to Spain. Spalletti has Inter’s defense, a guarantee”

AtEuropean it will be once again Italy-Spainas it always has been. La Gazzetta dello Sportto present the event, interviewed Iker Casillasformer Real Madrid and Porto goalkeeper and Iberian legend, who began by analyzing the eternal challenge between the Azzurri and La Roja: “A super classic! In those quarter-finals in Vienna in 2008 our epic began, those penalties were the key to igniting the engine of our ‘Triple’ between the Euro and the World Cup. Then we also did well in 2012, badly in 2016, well on the way to Russia 2018, again badly in the last European Championship, well again in the Nations League”.

Which is the favourite?
“Today I can’t point to one. There are those who say that Italy is fragile or at least weakened due to the two missed World Cups, but the European Championship is in the middle. You are the defending champions and I don’t see you as inferior to Spain”.

Italy lacks talent, this is the common opinion.
“Spalletti, like De la Fuente, doesn’t have a great star, and he too has a good group, built on Inter’s defence, which is synonymous with guarantee. This European Championship is there for those who want to take it, a bit like you did it 3 years ago. And I hope it’s Spain.”