Fri, 7:45 PM – Italy – England
Television: Channel 4, Virgin Media
You have to take the Nations League very seriously even if the bigger picture for England is the World Cup.
Every match counts, that’s how you look at it because you get a chance to impress and get into the frontline of the major tournaments.
Someone like Evan Toni, for example, could come in, do a good job, and have a chance at the World Cup. He probably never thought he’d get that chance a month or two ago.
There is also a little more pressure on these matches because the results for both teams were poor in the previous break.
I won’t read much about the last few games for England because there are a lot of changes and trying different things because the main focus is the World Cup, but you still have to win matches when it’s England, that’s exactly what happens. he is.
You end up in a game like Hungary for a long time because there is no other game in the next week.
I can’t see Gareth Southgate being too experimental right now. It’s the enormity of the game – it’s still Italy even if it’s not in the World Cup.
You know that even if they just make it through things, they’ll still be among the championship favorites when you take off because they know how to do it at the big events.
The loss to Hungary was also very embarrassing. I would have expected him to pick something like his strongest team on Friday.
It really looks like it’s going to be another one of those international games that we don’t all like.
One goal in both cases is likely to settle it. Unfortunately, I don’t see goals festival.
I would have imagined England would get it if there was one, but I can see it playing as a draw if it isn’t.
And Harry Kane is the main man in England, of course.
If there are one or two goals, you know it will have something to do with them.
There is something at stake in this game as well. Italy suffered a heavy defeat in their last match against Germany, and England were humbled in Hungary as well, which gives it more importance.
If we lose one more, to a team that hasn’t even qualified for the World Cup, it will add to the pressure and no one wants to go into a big tournament.
With how fast England are up front, you can see the likes of Leonardo Bonucci probably have to make a timed draw on a shirt or two as well, so I can see some cards in this.
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