The 61 year Spain Coach replaced Luis Enrique in December after Spain crashed out of the World Cup in the last 16 and has faced criticism ahead of the final four Spain suffered a 2-0 defeat by Scotland in Euro 2024 qualifying in March, and despite beating Norway 3-0 in his first match incharge, the performance was far from convincing.
Although Italy won Euro 2020, beating Spain in semifinal en route, they too are in process of reconstruction. They failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, a thom which remains in their side. Coach Roberto Mancini said La Roja.
Record still have a stronger pool of players to pick from than this side. They have been playing this type of football for a number of years now.
Spain coach Luis de Fuente said he would take on Italy in Nations League Semifinal on Thursday as if it was his ‘last game in charge. The 61 year replaced Luis Enrique in December.
Spain last won a trophy when they beat Italy 40 in the Euro 2012 final. It’s a historic opportunity to win a trophy in two matches, we’re ready t face a game of this level,’ said De La Fuente. We got the power to win any title, Spain has very good players. but we are taking on opponents in the same position. Italy is quite a similar team to us now.
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I DIDN’T ASK TO BE SOLD TO MADRID, SAYS MBAPPE
Kylian Mbappe said he never asked Pans St Germain to allow him to move to Real Madrid in the close season, confirming that he is happy to play in the French Capital next season but will not extend his contract, which expires in 2024.
PSG find themselves in a fix as they risk loosing Mbappe for free in June 2024. He will also be free to sign a precontract agreement with new club from January “I didn’t ask either to be sold or to go to Real T Madrid, “Mbappe told Gazzetta dello Sport “I just confirmed that I dont want to activate the extra year in the contract. I’m happy to stay here next season.”