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    Ventura considers switching Italy to a 4-4-2 formation

    Ventura considers switching Italy to a 4-4-2 formation

    Italy national team coach Giampiero Ventura has released an interview with La Stampa revealing his plans for the future of the azzurri and anticipating an important tactical change which could occur soon.

    “We’ve missed Marchisio a lot. He can absolutely play in a 4-2-4 system. I am going to work on new formations because there are less players who can adapt to a 3-5-2 system. I’d like to play with a 4-4-2 system in the future.”

    “There are many wingers out there and not as much centre midfielders.”

    “Juventus’ defensive block is so important for Italy. They are reference points for everyone here, from the federation to other players, but we also need to build the future of the team. There are many young players, but the BBC has an attitude that every youth should follow.”

    “Experienced Italian players are amazing, they are great, but we can think they’re going to last forever. We need to involve young players too.”

    “The day Barzagli tells me that he’s not fit anymore I must have a replacement ready.”

    Locatelli is a very promising player and I hope he can be the future of the national team, but if I call him now and he fails to impress, that could affect him. Papu Gomez is still not eligible to get a call-up, we are monitoring the situation to see if he can be called in the future.”

    “It’s not an easy moment for Zaza, but I am willing to help if he wants. Balotelli should ask himself why everybody has put him under discussion due to off the field matters.”

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