Italy is out of the World Cup after an incredible match against Uruguay that has been badly directed by an inappropriate referee. Italy thought to revive the ghosts of the past when the referee decided to send off Marchisio for no reason. From that moment the match changed direction with Uruguay in a constantly offensive push and Italy locked on the defensive line. However nothing has changed for a while, and probably would not have changed especially if the referee would had applied the rule sending out Suarez that has bitten Chiellini’s shoulder. 9 minutes before the end of the match Godin has scored an odd goal with a shot made with his back following a corner.
In this exiting and weird World Cup finally a reasonable thing happened… In the press conference following Italy’s defeat Prandelli and Abete resigned. Very good choice I would say and I am going to explain why. Prandelli’s management has been really weird from the beginning. Weird selection of players, a confusing tactics on the pitch and the application of an ethics code that even a priest by profession would have thought to develop in this absurd manner. In the last two matches Italy shoot on goal very few times. Italy demonstrated a really rough and random development of game and it deserved to go back home.
Italy needs a profound renewal operated by new people willing to change, new managers with new ideas. At this stage, Italy do not need educators but professionals capable of growing new talent and with the courage to let them play.