Italy national football team won a friendly game in Genk, Belgium by Matteo Politano’s goal in stoppage time. From the last 3-0 loss to England, Christian Pulisic became the only footballer left from the starting ling-up. The winger of Borussia Dortmund take the armband for the first time and take the place of Landon Donovan, becoming the youngest captain in the club’s history.
In the first half, Italy takes the dominant position while they failed to win any chances, so that they could get out of the goalless deadlock in the second-half. The United States national football team also found themselves facing a worse situation in the second half, too. When Leonardo Bonucci runs into the penalty area of the United States, Kevin Lasagna forces a save from Ethan Horvath an hour after the start. Walker Zimmerman would have had the best opportunity of the opening hour-plus for the United States side. He powered a strong back-post header, but the ball surpassed the crossbar.
Then the Italy side are still making efforts for a match-winning goal, which came when Politano passed through defense of the opposition to finish a nice team move.
A still glowing defender said, “A team could win the World Cup When all football players could unite together as what Italian internationals have done in 2006.” Almost every footballer will take winning a World Cup as the highest honor in one’s football playing career. Similar to many people, winning a World Cup is an incredible dream from childhood, and all efforts to the goal is a permanent emotion for the rest of your life.
Obviously, it is very difficult to win the World Cup. Up to now, there are twenty football teams have lifed throphies, and Italy squad is one team among those winners. So, how could Italy squad made it in 2006? The main aspect of the victory in 2006 lies in unity — all footballers fought for each other in Germany. They are a proper team on the basis of a harmonious team.
Unity is an essential factor and is more important than sporting ability. The factor is also significant for every person who focused on the objective. In 2006, the Italy national football team is a collection of friends more than that of football players.
Nothing could defeat the Italy national football team. They said they were always stronger than difficulties. In recent years, the team have been put forward together with the same group of footballers. They all know about each other well in training and football games.
To every football player and the manager of Italy side, all of them should know about the rule thoroughly: the areas of weakness are more important than advantages. Unity is fundamental every day, even for those who are not members of the starting line-up. It is also the hidden meaning of a team.
Such kind of spirit allows a football team to grow stronger. Although then Italian captain was stuck in the famous Calciopoli scandal, all footballers defended, respected and trusted him. It is also the factor of their trumph in 2006.