Italy with 4-2-3-1? Spalletti: “Let’s see, we can also do a 3-man defense or attack with 2 strikers”

During his press conference from Iserlohn, on the eve of his debut in the European Championship against Albania, the Italian coach Luciano Spalletti he also spoke about the possible formation of his Italy, with the rumors however pointing towards 4-2-3-1:

On the first day in Coverciano he said that he would play with a back four against teams that field a striker. Will it be like this tomorrow?
“If I said that, I said something that was misinterpreted. We can also decide to play with a three-man defense, but a three-man defense can be even more offensive. Then I said that we must also take into consideration the possibility of playing with two strikers because Scamacca and Retegui are very strong with Raspadori who can also act as an under striker.

I think I can play with both attitudes, positions on the pitch are fundamental if we are able to control the match. If you manage to control the game then you decide, but if it becomes a 50/50 match in all these things about duels and schemes there is no possibility of choosing. It will depend on how clean the game is.”

Probable Italy lineup (4-2-3-1) – Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Dimarco; Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Frattesi, Pellegrini; Scamacca