Materazzi: “Replacing Calafiori is difficult, it’s right to trust Mancini”

Marco Materazzi, World Champion with Italy in 2006, he spoke to the microphones of Sky directly from the pitch of the Olympiastadion in Berlin, where Italy will take to the field in a few minutes against Switzerland in the round of 16 of Euro 2024 and where the former Inter defender was the protagonist in the World Cup final, scoring the equaliser and putting his penalty into the net:

“It was a great emotion to be here, I retraced all the moments from midfield to the penalty spot, it was the heaviest ball of my career.

Italy can rewrite history, the groups are the most difficult part for the Italians. When we play a one-off match we are a tough opponent for everyone.

Calafiori? Replacing him is difficult, the coach did well to trust Mancini. I am convinced that he will play a great match”.