Well I like Materazzi, especially ever since the WC when he was basically a national hero in the World Cup for us, but we must begin to get real... he hasnt been that great this season, even if in the 06-07 season he was top class. Since his injury, he has got fitter again, but his form hasnt been the same. On the other hand we have Barzagli and Chiellini waiting in the wings. If Chiellini was any other nationality, he would have taken over Matrix in the pecking order by now, but Italians being stubborn [email protected]@rds, will keep him ahead of Chiellini. Indeed Giorgio is not even a garauntee to be in the squad I think, considering the factors of the season and form, we now have to consider who is the right player to be with Cannavaro at CB. Of course we must also relate to the fact that more often than not Matrix has performed well for Italy in the last few years.