Under 21, Nicolato bets on Montenegro: “We need an identity”

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“We have created a good group, there is a need to give back an identity to the team: I am very curious about the newcomers, since we have included some. We need to discuss the use of young people. Italian football is likely to suffer this situation, we need guys for the National A “. Thus, at the press conference, Paolo Nicolato, the Italian Under 21 selector who is preparing to face the double commitment for the European qualifiers.
The first meeting is scheduled for Friday on the ground of the Gradski Stadion in Podgorica (18.30), against Montenegro; the azzurrini will return to the field on Tuesday 29th at the Nereo Rocco stadium in Trieste against Bosnia. Nicolato has called up 27 players. “If we continue like this, we will have to draw from Serie C or find natives – he adds -. In attack practically no one plays anymore. Europe is teaching us many things, we must have humility and eyes. If I will take into account the playing time? Where can we, yes. In some departments nobody plays, like in attack. I’m worried, I hope there are no accidents “.
Nicolò Cambiaghi of Pordenone, scoring in the last two games, for Nicolato “has shown continuity, he is physically well and is on a par with the others. It doesn’t matter if he plays in Serie B and in a team in difficulty. The doors of the National team are revolving, he has come in and can play his chances, he has wing characteristics, I’m happy to have him available.
Bove? He is more midfielder than median. Two difficult games and two further tests await us. We face teams that exploit the great intensity thanks to elements that play a lot in their respective leagues. They are similar teams for game systems. Montenegro is aggressive at home, we will have to be careful. “
Nicolato seems oriented to confirm the 4-3-3 seen. “I would like to follow the path already undertaken with determination – he concludes -: we have grown a lot. The idea is not to change, it could be counterproductive”.

Source: Ansa

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