The “Azzurri”, who signed a historic meltdown with Gian Piero Ventura on the bench when they could not qualify for the last World Cup in Russia, were measured with a fit Ukraine, which started its League of Nations with two wins.
The Italian, Roberto Mancini, is in charge of leading a new course, said at the press conference before the match that it was important “start winning games.” But he did not succeed, the Azzurri does not raise its head.
Everything started badly with the forward Chiesa-Insigne-Bernardeschi is stupid that the ‘9’ of Italy is the best winger you have at the moment. A lot of depth is lost by the bands leaving Insigne in the middle, why not change it with Chiesa?
During the first half, it is true that Azzurra was better but it hardly generated any goal chances and therefore came to the middle break with a goalless draw. In the resumption, Bernardeschi scored thanks to a classic Karius move of Pyatov but shortly after Malinovsky equalized the game. The score was not moved again and Italy still can not win.
Against Ukraine, Italy added its fifth straight game at home without winning, something that had never happened in more than 100 years since the founding of the federation. In addition, Italy has eight games in a row receiving a goal, something unprecedented since 1958. Coincidentally, the last game that did not receive goals was the 0-0 against Sweden that left them out of the World Cup. Italy has only won one game in the year, to Saudi Arabia in a friendly match with a 2-1 as result. It has only won in one of its last 10 games.
The Italian depression continues and it is serious, the 4 times world champions have players to do much more, Verratti, Jorginho, Immobile, Insigne and many more, who break it in their respective clubs but can not win a match with their national team. They need something else, and for the good of football, we hope they continue like this, for taken the world cup from Zidane.