New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi of Roma risk a Euro 2016 snub from Italy CT Antonio Conte, say reports.
Corriere della Sera writes today that Pirlo and De Rossi are the two players who are most vulnerable to be excluded from Conte’s squad for the tournament in France next summer.
The newspaper reports that the two midfielders aren’t considered shoe-ins for the team anymore, and that they could be excluded in favour of younger players.
The Azzurri CT is believed to want strong collective harmony in his squad for the Euros and isn’t intending to rely on his established stars.
Conte made that point earlier this week by saying ‘individuals aren’t important’ ahead of Friday’s friendly against Belgium.
Pirlo left Serie A to join the MLS side in the summer and Conte recently admitted that he is considering a future without the playmaker.
However, the 36-year-old has 116 Azzurri caps to his name and the Giallorossi’s De Rossi is also a centurion, having made 101 appearances for his country.