July 31, 2021

Italy in Coverciano after Belgium: from Spinazzola to training

by our correspondent Stefano Cantalupi

Spina-day in Coverciano, today. Inevitably. As long as Leonardo Spinazzola remained in retreat, his team-mates from the National team gave him demonstrations of affection in every possible way, with hugs, caresses and cheers of encouragement that continued until the farewell lunch. Then, at 2 pm, the best full-back of these Europeans got on a black van and went to Rome to be certified what he already knew, namely the subcutaneous rupture of the left Achilles tendon. Therefore, the Azzurri remain in 25 at the disposal of Roberto Mancini. And after a morning of sleep and an afternoon of relaxation to dispose of Munich’s emotions and efforts, they returned to the field at 6.45pm for training at the federal technical center.

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The session of the day after the game for the owners is essentially a drain, it does not give useful information in view of the next match, unless some ailment not visible the night before emerges: fortunately, however, at the moment there are no other names in injury list. Recovery, however, is another story. And players like Chiellini, whose importance in this national team has been yet another demonstration against Belgium, will have to sip every energy and every muscular solicitation, because on Tuesday we are back on stage in London against Spain … paradoxically, for ” Giorgione ”it is more convenient to mark a giant like Lukaku than to chase players like Ferran Torres, Sarabia or Dani Olmo, especially if he is not at the top (remember the Euro 2012 final with Spain?).

to spain

Between tomorrow and Tuesday morning it will be understood whether Mancini wants to confirm the Monaco owners en bloc – with the sole exception of Emerson instead of Spinazzola – or whether he will modify the starting eleven. Difficult to think that he touches the midfield, but if Florenzi is well he could undermine Di Lorenzo in the role of right-back, as well as Toloi. Together with Di Lorenzo, put on the ropes by an overflowing Doku, at the Allianz Arena not even Immobile shone, but for now he remains the favorite with Chiesa and Insigne to compose the offensive trident.

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