Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bring it on

Well, it hardly seems like yesterday we were beating France to win the World Cup and it is back into action against the old enemy on Wednesday night. There has been a lot of nonsense spouted about the game but I think most of it has been sour grapes on the French front. I hope that Italy don't rise to that particular bait and just concentrate on playing football.

I was actually happy enough with the Lithuania game - apart from the result. I thought there was some good enterprise shown and Cassano was outstanding. Also Gattuso, Pirlo and Cannavaro have grown even more in stature with the World Cup win. However, there were a few worrying gaps at the back and I think we might be better advised to bring Zambro back against France and maybe consider a more prudent 4-4-2 (with Cassano behind front two if we want to be adventurous).

Anyway, here's hoping we beat them fair and square (again) and stop them crying into their chardonnay...


martinobhoy said...

I think it's also important not to panic if it ends up a draw because on it's own that is a decent result.

France will drop points elsewhere. At Hampden hopefully!

* (asterisk) said...

Oops, that didn't go quite to plan, did it? What the hell is going on under this new coach?!