Italy has disappointed the entire nation, and few expected Italy not to compete in the World Cup. One of those who is disappointed is the goalkeeper of Italy, Gigi Buffon, who mentioned some problems for La Stampa. He believes that Mancini is also to blame.
"Mancini was the main architect of the Renaissance, which was completed by winning the European Championship, but he bears some responsibility for the defeat by Macedonia. If we were eliminated from Portugal, on penalties, no one would say anything, but it is difficult to start from zero," Buffon said.
Buffon believes that his team is not good enough at the moment, but also that they are not mentally ready. "Already in 2010 in South Africa, after the elimination in the group stage with the defeat of Slovakia, I noticed that globalization brings changes in values and hierarchy and that we will celebrate successes in qualifications.
Since then we have illusions with moments of glory like the European Championship, but I was right. We have a unique temperament in difficult situations, we know how to block in important moments, we lack quality. When we are motivated we give our best, but otherwise we can lose from anyone."
Paulo Dybala and his new club
Of course, the topic was also the Argentine Paulo Dybala, who will probably leave Juventus. Many clubs are interested and we will see who will be the fastest. Buffon commented on his status: "Farewell to Dibala and Juventus? I didn't expect that, but the club was honest and direct, explaining that it is no longer functional for the project.
They didn't extend his contract because of that, not because they consider him bad. Paulo will find a chance to do great things somewhere elsewhere, but that does not mean that Juve made a mistake. Vlahović is dominant in terms of build, quality and strength ", Buffon concluded.