Connect with us

The former World Cup winning captain of La Nazionale is positive about the squad and says emotions are high going into their opening game against Belgium this evening.

In a interview with Sky Sport, Fabio Cannavaro discussed his feelings about the team and what they will need to overcome the odds:

I have a positive feeling. There is a good manager at the helm and good players. A star player may be missing but if the Azzurri work together as a squad, results could come. Insigne is a player with a great deal of imagination but if Conte chooses to go with a 3-5-2, the wings will have to cover defensively and Lorenzo will have to make sacrifices. He has always done it and I believe he will find space on the pitch.

In a competition like this, every one is needed. On a few occasions, players who came into a tournament as reserves ended up being starters. Emotions are strong at start of the EUROs and World Cups. Tonight, Italy must play as a team. The Azzurri have to believe and take advantage of the presumption of Belgium looking to win with a single shot on goal, like it has happened others times in the past.

Cannavaro also took the time to talk about his tenure in China:

The experience in China stimulated me a lot. I did not think I would like it as much as I did. I am doing experiences overseas but I hope to return to Italy. I know I could have the opportunity to one day manage the National Team and I will have to be ready.

More in Azzurri