1 / 3 Italy coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Italy are on the verge of an unprecedented treble, as the World Cups in Brazil and the US are the only tournaments he’s ever won.
In the past few months, he has had the opportunity to reflect on the challenges of leading his country to a fifth successive title, which he won in 2004, 2006 and 2009.
“The biggest challenge of my career has been to get a fifth consecutive World Cup, which was not possible before the end of the 2014-15 season,” Allegri told La Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday.
“I’ve had the chance to reflect and reflect and think about what it means for me and my country.”
We’ve had five World Cups, four of them in Italy, so this is a very big achievement.
“Including the US, Allegri’s five European Championships have been played in Brazil, while the others were played in the US and Russia.”
There’s been a huge change of attitude in our nation, with an emphasis on the national game and not just about individual games,” he said.”
This is an achievement that has been difficult to achieve in a few years.
“What I can say is that we are now able to say that it’s possible to achieve this with the best players in the world.”
They’re all World Cup winners, and they’re all exceptional players, but they have to put everything together and have a real team spirit.
“In the wake of the World Championships, Allegria also managed to secure a spot in the 2018 European Championship, which starts in Latvia on October 6, and a place in the quarter-finals of the 2020 World Cup.”
It’s very good that we can go there and be among the top teams in the tournament, with the most qualified and the best equipment,” he added.”
But also, the fact that we have the World’s most famous stadium to play in, the World Stadium of the Year, and with our players playing in the best stadium in Europe, I think that’s a special moment.
“Now, we have to concentrate on the next game and go for it.”
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