News and info in depth about Italian football written by a sports journalist without chains and a dreamer without a parachute.
martedì 9 ottobre 2012
ITALIAN FOOTBALL ONCE UPON A TIME
The worstof Italian serie A:the derby of Milan. A game
have been thebest spotforour nationalfootballand insteadit’s become the symbolof the decayof the our national
faded and merciless pictureof the currentsituation in Italianfootball.Thegolden age(the 80’-90’)hasbecome the tin-age.FromVan Basten andRonaldotoGarganoandDeJong.In other words: from violinstotrombones. Inter won
the match against Milan but Italian football lost.It was sad to seeBojan, promising talent during his
Barcelona period,slipping as a sack ofpotatoes,a few steps fromglory.
anddismissiveattitude able to spend
90 minutes behind the ball line hoping for some occasional breakaway wasan insult to football.
Is Stramaccioni (Inter’s coach) or isn’t he one of the
youngest coach in Europe? Yes, he is. But apparentely his ideas are older than
him. He still lives in Trapattoni or Nereo Rocco’s era. This is unacceptable! ImissRonlado’sdribblings and I miss Van Basten’s dance with the ballonSan siro’s pitch. But I also miss Arrigo
Sacchi’s courage. Thememories of the Italian football’s golden age are too freshtoget usedto thissad metamorphosis.San Siroisn’t the Scala offootball anymore. It
has become aprovincial theaterwhereuntalented but well-publicized actorsperform. The lights of San Siro
are turned off, as the verse of an old and famous Italian song says. How
to switch on the spotlights again?It’s not truethat the only thing we need is money fromRussian tycoons like
in Premiere League.We need more programmingand foresight as well. The Verratti case,thebrightest
talent of Italian football went to play inFrance, this is the
most tangible evidence.