We meet our executioner. The team we have always struggled against the most. Will our modern team be able to keep up? Will we change our karma?
I hope this won't be the case... we might be able to get through with another performance such as the one against France but realistically we have to be more attack-orientated for this one... Marica and Mutu can give us the necessary edge to score goals against them as Mutu tore serie a apart and Marica is the type of player italian players hate to play againstThis game is Catenaccio vs Catenaccio. It will be hard for Italy to play vs a team like ours, specially now that they need the 3 points. However, they usually need few chances to score(something that clearly didn´t happen yesterday). I´m certain that Piturca won´t change anything except a few names to refresh the team. I do hope that at least we try to make better counters cause eventually we are gonna receive a goal.
you're absolutely right but I'm sure the players are well aware of Romania's history against ItalyI never understand the mentality of already saying the other team owns you.
It's already starting you off in a negative mindset and giving them the edge. Let's just hope the player's sake nobody speaks like this around them. Although I know some dumbass reporters will bring it up.
the problem with your line up is the pace of Dica... he's better with a free role and always played more in the center or left side... fielding him only makes sense when Marica and Mutu are in the line upWe don't need Cocis and Nicolita at the same time for this game. I think we can win with this lineup:
Lobont - Contra, Tamas, Goian, Rat - Nicolita Radoi Chivu - Dica, Mutu - Marica
Italy's defence is weakened and I think we can easily take it apart with some creativity. The Dutch have a horrible defence if we look at it and they weren't scared to run at them. The Italians are mad and they are starting to boil already. Before they were very cautious against us, now they are saying its 3 points for sure. We need to speculate this because we have them bent over and well lubricated for penetration.
they are different types of defenders... Goian and Tamas are more likely to get exposed in a counter attack than the dutch defenders where as the dutch aren't solid when it comes to high ballsThey have quick defenders, but they are classes behind Tamas and Goian.
Btw, Marica is fine, false alarm. (Prosport)
No Cocis please! He is a liability in these heavyweight games. He lost the ball too many times against France.
Attacking options should be available as you guys have mentioned. Tunarul your lineup is 100%. PMC, Dica can still have a free role in that position. Dica can also go up and assist the attack if Marica/Nicolita are on the right wing.
The Italians will be desperate and we need to use that to our advantage.
Daniel and Codrea for the second half. Long ball from Codrea, pace from Niculae. There will be gaps to exploit if the score is still 0-0.
Judging by yesterdays game only our defence is 10 times better than the Italians.