BLOG ITALIA: GIANCARLO RINALDI
The rugged performance to hold out at Anfield was not that of a team in crisis, argues Giancarlo Rinaldi, but consistency has always been Napoli’s problem.
Roberto Mancini knows all too well that Italy are judged on results during tournaments, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi, so let’s hold fire on the celebrations.
It was the best of Inters. It was the worst of Inters. Giancarlo Rinaldi saw all sides of the Nerazzurri in their 3-2 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.
A wonderful game of football between Napoli and Atalanta was sadly overshadowed by yet more refereeing controversy, leaving Giancarlo Rinaldi to chew over the disappointment.
No matter how hard Antonio Conte tries, spectators will always appreciate a little ‘Pazza Inter’ unpredictability, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
Italy are a team transformed from World Cup failures to Euro 2020 perfect records, but Giancarlo Rinaldi awaits further developments.
Maurizio Sarri seemed to fit Juventus like Parmesan on seafood pasta, but Giancarlo Rinaldi can imagine them changing each other for better - or worse.
Antonio Conte’s men are exhibiting the mental fortitude usually lacking from Inter, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi, and Napoli could do with borrowing some.
It was a result with very different sensations for Fiorentina, Juventus and the Scudetto rivals, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.
The Azzurri did just about enough to grind out a win over 10-man Armenia, but it was a reality check for Giancarlo Rinaldi.