Zazzaroni: “This Switzerland is not stronger than Croatia. And not even Nico and Yamal’s Spain”

“While we were going down, they were going up a couple of floors also thanks to our managers who made dozens of purchases in the four cantons”, the polemical debut of the director of the Corriere dello Sport, Ivan Zazzaroni, in the fund dedicated to the analysis of Switzerland-Italy this evening. An inside-out for the quarter-finals of the Europeans which arouses a I remember now buried: “The 3-0 of 16 June 2021 seems truly forgotten when a brace from Locatelli and a goal from Ciruzzo took us to the round of 16 of the European Championship. Only the penalty missed five months later by Jorginho, Sommer remains in the lead the goalkeeper”, exhumed the journalist.

While on the level of the direct opponentZazzaroni assured that “this Switzerland is not stronger than Croatia, it is just a little fresher, more toned”, despite coach Yakin’s squad having good players like Sommer and Ndoye, Aebischer and Freuler, Rodriguez and Okafor, Shaqiri and Zakaria. “Just as we cannot miss anything about Xhaka, Akanji, Schär and Embolo, the latter seen dozens of times by now.

We know how they play, how they move, what they eat, what they drink, and how to deal with them – he assured: so why not think that the Azzurri can finally give us proof of their real abilities? Are we asking too much? We are not facing Real Madrid, nor City. And not even the Spain of Nico and Yamal”, she comments.