The press review from Italy and abroad
Italy press review
Gazzetta dello Sport
La Gazzetta dello Sport: In an interview given by Nicolò Barella, the Inter midfielder, among other things, said: “We believe we can recover Napoli, we players have talked to each other and we are convinced we can win the Scudetto”. Continuing on the subject of the World Cup: “I didn’t follow the matches, it hurts not to be there after winning the European Championship, in my opinion whoever wins the European Championship and the America’s Cup must participate by right in the World Cup”.
Again the Gazzetta dello Sport, the quarter-finals are underway: Dutch defensive football, the joy of Brazil, the races of Morocco.
Speaking of the quarterfinal matches, the various technical-tactical aspects of the teams are analysed. With reference to the way of playing of the Dutch team, it is underlined how coach Van Gaal prefers a form in which, first of all, the spaces are closed in the defensive phase, to then restart with a quick and fast game on the wingers and serve the striker Gapko plant.
On Brazil, the cheerful way of Brazilians celebrating goals is underlined, including coach Tite. The same coach says: “This way of celebrating belongs to the DNA of the Brazilian people, if there are still chances I will continue to celebrate that way with my players”.
On Morocco we talk about the characteristics of the players, who in addition to being technically good, base their game a lot on running and therefore on athletic and competitive preparation.
Corriere dello Sport
The Corriere dello Sport talks about Juventus: The revolution within the management team of Juventus will begin by aiming for the return of Beppe Marotta, the current managing director of Inter. According to the Roman newspaper, he is the man on whom Elkann is aiming to rebuild Juventus from a sporting point of view, after the capital gains case. Only Allegri seems sure of staying, while in addition to the former manager, the aim would be to bring a sporting director named to Juventus, one thinks of Giuntoli from Naples or Tare from Lazio.
On Tuttosport we talk about the January market of Juventus in reference to the search for a right-back who can replace Cuadrado at certain times. The names that come up are those of Karsdorp en route with Roma and with his coach Mourinho, Maehle of Atalanta who is useful because he can play both on the right and on the left and Fresneda of Valladolid who is doing very well in the club Spanish.
The press review abroad
In the Brazilian newspaper Globoesporte, there is talk of Neymar’s goal for today’s match against Croatia. In fact, the PSG striker is only one goal away from Pele’s record (76 Neymar and 77 Pele) and this personal goal to reach means that the Brazilian phenomenon in today’s match is further concentrated and determined to do well. Furthermore, in this 2022 in the national team he only scored from a penalty kick and never from open play, one more reason to dispel this taboo too.
In A Bola, the Portuguese newspaper, he talks about the explosion of the centre-forward Goncalo Ramos, who after the hat-trick against Switzerland attracted the attention of various top clubs, including Barcelona. The Catalan club would be thinking of betting on him to replace a possible departing Depay.
In the Spanish newspaper Mundodeportivo, there is talk of the national team and the changes at a technical-management level. In addition to the replacement of Luis Henrique with Luis de la Fuente, sporting director Francisco Molina has also been replaced with Alberto Luque. In its press release, the Spanish federation underlines how it is necessary to give new impetus also at the level of sports management to the senior national team, for this reason Luque, a former player of the same Iberian national team, was thought of.
Again the Catalan newspaper underlines how the exit of Luis Henrique at the helm of the national team could also lead to the farewell of Busquets. In fact, the captain is considered a loyalist of the exonerated coach and given his age, the new Iberian recruiter will probably focus on younger players to relaunch the national team.
In the French newspaper Equipe, speaking of tomorrow’s clash between France and England, the importance of the English midfielder Bellingham is underlined, the authentic protagonist of this World Cup. In fact, according to the Parisian newspaper, the French midfielders will have to close the spaces in which the Borussia Dortmund talent will play, because it is from him that the most balls that will be played by the English will pass. Furthermore, it is underlined that Bellingham will soon become one of the most coveted players by the top European clubs.