THEY MISSED AMBRO
MILAN – Everybody noticed Ambrosini’s absence, at last.
Comments, polls and flash news all emphasize the same question: where was Massimo Ambrosini?
Max played 13 matches this season (9 in the League) and scored 3 goals: not bad for a half back. Ambrosini had come back not long before the departure for Japan, and he would have been perfectly fit, fresher than the others.
The Azzurri elimination wasn’t only a referee’s fault: some start to say that Trapattoni has his own responsibilities. Apart from the substitutions he did or did not, we have to travel back in time to understand one of the most important reasons for this defeat.
On May 8, when Trapattoni named the 23 men to go to Korea-Japan 2002, we didn’t find, among them, someone who could possibly replace Demetrio Albertini, who had got injured. Only Di Biagio… but it was not enough.
Giovanni Trapattoni replied to his critics and said: 'I preferred Di Livio because he can cover 4 different roles, while Ambrosini can not'.
No polemics with Italy’s coach, but we know Ambrosini very well, and we also know how important he can be in a squad’s way of playing. That’s why we can say that also Ambro can cover 4 different roles as a midfielder.
The part I particularly like is the part where Trap says Di Livio can play 4 roles and Ambro can't. I wonder which roles exactly is Trap refering to. I've seen Di Livio run a lot, make lousy passes, bump into people and then run some more. 1,2,3,4......yeah, I guess that adds up. :rollani: