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Italy, Di Biagio: “My goal is to re-launch the Azzurri”

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Italy, Di Biagio: “My goal is to re-launch the Azzurri”

The interim national team coach continues to make his rounds with the media in the build up to this month’s friendlies with Argentina and England.

Gigi Di Biagio sounds like a man who has been confirmed as the boss of the senior Azzurri side rather than the interim, a possible nod at where the 4-time World Cup winners are headed.

“We aren’t at Brazil or Germany’s level,” Di Biagio told Sky Sport on Sunday evening. “If we are were we are it means that there are problems. But I believe that our youngsters have a lot of quality. With Insigne, Jorginho, Verratti, Bernardeschi, the quality is there.”

“I have to exploit the work of the clubs. If I have in form strikers, I have to pay with an attacking duo. If my attackers are struggling, I have to use the wingers. It’s normal to make these decisions depending on the moment.

“My objective is to re-launch the Nazionale.”

Di Biagio had been quoted earlier saying he was considering giving Gianluigi Buffon a final call to the Azzurri, and seems to have made the offer.

“In the next few days [Buffon] will give me his answer. The first impression is he is enthusiastic to come and give me a hand on and off the field. I had a clear conversation with Gigi. His international career must not end against Sweden and he still has a place with me, his presence is fundamental.”

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