- Jun 30, 2015
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- Francesco Acerbi, Bakaye Traore, Kevin Constant
North Macedonia... Not even the whole one
I hope this is the end of Dolla in the NT, but I believe choices have been (and will continue to be) made for the wrong reasons. After his last performances and given his mental weekness, Dolla should have not played. One shot one goal. Now I did not see the game, but in CM most people blame Dolla (bad position, no reaction).Italy always been my favorite National team just because of Milan.. Well Indonesia being underperformed in every national competitions also helped..
Today, I don't think I will buy a single player from Italy NT to play for Milan (except for our own players of course).. It lacks everything that Maldini want.. That is why we are fishing in another countries and sadly it will be the best way for another several years..
I'm quite sad because now I cannot truly support the Azzurri.. Just because of Dollar.. I really despise him.. Well, hopefully time can make me over it then..
I grew up in Italy but lived most of my life in the US. I have always supported Italy in international games. Except today. Could not watch the game (working and in meetings) but tried to follow. Before the game I had a bad feeling, and yet a part of me was ready to accept a loss. Why? Because over several months events have caused my anger to build up against FIGC, Serie A, and the whole lot of them:
Bottom line, disappointed + saddened by the result, but kind of expected it, and it felt good to see Dolla contributing to the loss (yes, this is irrational).
- Serie A is hopelessly corrupt (refs, VARs, no action on teams violating rules, etc.)
- Serie A does not seem to be able to deal with racism, even blatant cases (like Cagliari). My compatriots just do not get it.
- The NT selection was not rational. I have to wonder if Mancini just f***ed up, or if his choices were influenced by others (back to corruption).
- I have developed a deep hatred for Dollaraiola (you can argue it is irrational, but ... what can I say). I was hoping to see someone else in goal.
- We somehow managed to win the Euro (not fully deserved), thus many of my countrymen convinced themselves that we are great again. And whenever the NT has played with this frame of mind our results have been disappointing (our last 2 WCs as well as the Euro came when Italy was not expected to do well).
I truly hope today serves as a wakeup call for FIGC, but I seriously doubt it will. The current player quality is the worse I have ever seen in my lifetime, but to a large extent this is self-inflicted, and I doubt there is a will to change things.
So, back to Forza Milan !!! Let's win both scudetto and coppa !!!
- Serie A has been (and still is) in a downwards spiral (corruption, obsolete stadiums that cannot be replaced because of more corruption, etc.)
- The "Decreto Crescita" that has been helping Milan financially is hurting the chances to develop young native talent
- With the Italian population becoming more diverse, you would expect us to find talent in immigrants, yet I do not see that happening (racism?)
- The people who make decisions do not seem to care about the future of the NT (they may claim they do, but that is not reflected in decisions they make)
I agree that others are to be blamed for this fiasco. Italy could have and should have won the group. But today, Dolla did contribute to the loss. As did others.I detest Dollar as much as anyone, but it’s not his fault Italy won’t be at the WC. The Azzurri have been woeful since the EURO. Jorginho misses a penalty last year that would have clinched qualification. Italy’s only real strength is the midfield, Mancini needed to go all Spain and just have midfielders everywhere.
It’s 100% his fault !I detest Dollar as much as anyone, but it’s not his fault Italy won’t be at the WC. The Azzurri have been woeful since the EURO. Jorginho misses a penalty last year that would have clinched qualification. Italy’s only real strength is the midfield, Mancini needed to go all Spain and just have midfielders everywhere.
Karma is too easy an answer. He left an environment that was extremely supportive of him, since he was a child. Milan was ignoring his clearly obvious flaws because he was improving gradually. In the end we were offering him a contract as much as, if not more, than what he was getting elsewhere. He ignored the offer, laughed at Maldini's face and thought we'd wait for him to make a decision at the end of the transfer window.His career has been going down ever since he left Milan. Lack of playing time, single handedly screw up PSG CL and now out of WC 2022. I believe in Karma.