A very delicate match that awaits theItaly from Roberto Mancini tomorrow night. Only two races from the close of qualifying for Qatar 2022, the match against Swiss constitutes a fundamental moment in the path of the Azzurri towards the World Cup.
Given that we share the primacy in group C with the Swiss selection, the national team cannot afford to miss tomorrow’s appointment, three points are necessarily needed to shake off the play-off nightmare.
However, Italy does not get there in the best way. Mancini in fact finds himself a remodeled squad due to numerous injuries and will be forced to find alternative solutions.
Fortunately for us, not even our opponents are doing well. Suffice it to say that the Swiss infirmary is even more crowded than the Italian one. Surely Murat Yakin will have jumped out of his chair in anger when, in Bundesliga Mainz-Borussia Mönchengladbach, he saw Breel Embolus e Nico Elvedi leave the field due to injury.
Therefore, in the two delicate matches against Italy and Bulgaria, the rossocrociati will have to do without not only the attacker and the defender, but also other fundamental pawns such as Seferovic, Barrel night, Zuber and above all of the captain and technical leader of the team Granit Xhaka, out since the end of September due to a ruptured knee ligament.
The Switzerland manager will have to strike the right strings to motivate his players and push them to do their best to compensate for the various absences. To bring a wave of enthusiasm to the Ticino retreat, Yakin thus decided to summon several new faces, all young people who want to show off.
Among them there is Kastriot Imeri, midfielder class 2000 owned by Servette, who at the press conference was unable to hide all his joy: “I didn’t expect it, really, I was surprised. At the moment of the announcement I was excited, it was the best moment of my life, which I had the pleasure of sharing with my family”.
Another reason to smile, the Swiss find it in the last minute recovery of Mario Gavranovic, experienced Kayserispor defender who seems to have disposed of the foot injury that had put him in doubt for the match in Rome.
To play the charge ahead of the big match against Italy was an old acquaintance of Serie A, Silvan Widmer. The former Udinese winger, today at Mainz, has been in the national team for some time, but over the years he has had to face the disappointments of not having taken part in either Euro 2016 or the 2018 World Cup. Now, as he revealed at the press, he feels stronger and can’t wait to relaunch himself with the Switzerland shirt:
“I have great confidence in the quality and depth of our group. There are other elements ready to take the place of those who will be absent, doing just as well. We will all be called to give a little something more, but it is precisely in the difficulties that we often get excited. . Many of these players have long waited for a chance: now is the time to take it. “
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