Happy Ventura Though Just Win Thin over Israel
1-0 victory achieved by a difficult Italian national team over Israel at the Stadium Mapei, Tuesday (5/9/2017) or Wednesday morning GMT, is enough to make the coach Gianpiero Ventura happy Baccarat Online. For him, the most important Azzurri can gain three points.
In the Group G match of 2018 World Cup Qualifying round, Italy won thanks to the mere goal of Ciro Immobile’s header in the 53rd minute.
Entertaining Israel who has a level of quality below Italy and comes with three consecutive defeats before the game rolls to make the predictable host can win big.
However, the Italians who re-use Ventura 4-2-4 scheme precisely difficult to score a goal. In fact, several times goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had to fall to wake up to save the net from the Israeli threat.
However, Ventura claimed happy with this thin win. 69-year-old coach was even admitted Gli Azzurri’s performance has improved.
“It’s clear that our priority is the result, but I’m happy enough to be able to keep playing in the opponent’s defense area for 80 minutes is not easy to do,” Ventura told Rai Sport.
“We played slowly in the first half but the team can restore speed and keep sending the ball into the opponent’s penalty box intensely,” he said.
These results also make Italy only need an additional one point from two games remaining counter Macedonia (6/10/2017) and Albania (9/10/2017) to ensure a place in the play-offs. Italy currently have 19 points, six ahead of Albania in third and three adrift of Spain at the top.