Giovanni Trapattoni believes that whatever Cesare Prandelli does in Brazil this summer, it won’t be good enough.
Italy go into the World Cup facing probably the toughest group in the tournament, preparing for tests against England, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
And the former national team boss has insisted that anything other than a win would be bad news for the current tactician.
“The Coach of the Italian national team is like a condemned man who doesn’t know the date of his own execution,” he cryptically told Radio 24.
Trap was in charge of Italy at the 2002 World Cup and the 2004 European Championships - both times, the Azzurri failed to impress.
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