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Sven fears Azzurri attack

snakies2010-05-04 07:06:12 +0000 #1
England boss Sven Goran Eriksson believes Italy’s vast striking options will make them a real threat at the World Cup Finals.

Although the Azzurri have a reputation of progressing in tournaments thanks to their defensive capabilities, Eriksson feels Italy could prosper with a more adventurous approach.

“Italy are one of the favourites,” he exclusively told James Richardson in an interview for Bravo’s Gazzetta Football Italia programme.

“They have a good team with some very good strikers, like Luca Toni who is having a fantastic season.

“If Italy get it right, and I think they will get it right, you never know what could happen.”

Eriksson is also adamant that the Italian national side have the right man at the helm in the form of Marcello Lippi.

“He is a very good Coach,” he added. “His record says it all. He is confident and he should be.”

Eriksson is also focused on Germany ’06 and insists the announcement of his departure after the World Cup won’t affect him.

“Now we have a big aim – we’ve qualified for the World Cup,” continued Eriksson, who will be looking forward to the Rome derby on Sunday – seeing as he bossed both sides.

“I couldn’t care less about what happens after the World Cup. The dream for all of us is to win the trophy and what happens after that, no one is really thinking about.”

You can see the full interview with Sven Goran Eriksson on Gazzetta Football Italia on Saturday, February 25, at 12pm and 5pm.


toronto_soccer2010-05-04 07:21:36 +0000 #2
i just hope Vieri doesn't start any matches.

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