ZonaFootball - Desire to defend Mario Balotelli was questioned by the Italian national team coach 'Gli Azzurri ", Cesare Prandelli. Remains sterile until the second match at Euro 2012, the allentore reveals himself disappointed with the contribution Super-Mario. Balotelli is actually rarely play throughout Euro 2012 qualifiers, but Prandelli finally called him after leading Manchester City to win the Premier League.
Italy | His name was immediately listed on the first two Euro 2012 matches against Spain and Croatia yesterday, which ended with a score draw. But because there is no contribution, Balotelli continues to be withdrawn and replaced by Antonio Di Natale. Now Prandelli reveal the reason.
Irish | "Substitution Mario? My voice to shout out for him for 15 minutes and I did not managed to fix the placement of his position," said Prandelli, as quoted by The Sun. "If I were him, we have to say this, telling the truth."
"He was always coming down but not holding the ball. You have to choose whether to go down and pick up the ball or prefer a stay on the opponent's defense," he explained. "Does he have strong feelings on Italian costume? If he wants to be a great player, he must know how life is full of difficulty," said Prandelli.
"I'm not going to leave it but it should be understood there is no 'I' in team. If you asked me how long the Italian Balotelli had to wait until today to help us. We look forward to a great reaction from him," added Prandelli.
Great pressure in the hands of Italy ahead of the face of the Republic of Ireland, June 19, 2012, forthcoming. If the match Spain against Croatia ended with the score 2-2 then the match Italy regardless of the outcome will have no effect, 'Gli Azzurri' remains would be eliminated.
Head to head Italy vs Ireland :
June 8, 2011 Italy 0-2 Ireland
October 11, 2009 Ireland 2-2 Italy
April 2, 2009 Italy 1-1 Ireland
Last Five Matches Italy :
June 2, 2012 Italy 0-3 Russia
March 1, 2012 Italy 0-1 United States
November 16, 2011 Italy 0-1 Uruguay
November 12, 2011 Poland 0-2 Italy
October 12, 2011 Italy 3-0 Northern Ireland
Match Ireland :
June 5, 2012 TEST Ireland 0-0 Hungary
May 26th, 2012 TEST Bosnia Ireland 1-0
March 1, 2012 Ireland 1-1 Czech Republic TEST
November 16, 2011 Ireland 1-1 Estonia PE
November 12, 2011 Estonia PE 0-4 Ireland
Italy : Buffon, Bonucci, De Rossi, Chiellini, Marchisio, Motta, Maggio, Pirlo, Giaccherini, Balotelli, Cassano.
Ireland : Given, O'Shea, Dunne, St Ledger, Ward, Whelan, Andrews, Duff, McGeady, Doyle, Keane.
Prediction Score Italy vs Ireland by ZonaFootball : Italy 3-1 Ireland