Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 03/08/2021 07:10 
10.06.2021 17:12 News >> 'Turkey Tough Opponent For Italy In EURO 2020 Group Stage'

'Turkey Tough Opponent For Italy In EURO 2020 Group Stage'

Anadolu Agency speaks to Italian sports reporters ahead of Friday's Turkey vs Italy opening match.

Italian sports journalists believe Turkey will be Italy's toughest rival in the EURO 2020 group stage.
They shared their thoughts with Anadolu Agency at the national team's training center in Coverciano, Florence on Thursday. Turkey and Italy will face off in Group A on Friday.
Alessandro Bocci, a reporter at Corriere della Sera newspaper, said Italy have shown good performance in the recent past, remaining unbeaten in last 27 games.
"But the European Championship is another story, and Turkey have a strong squad. For me, Turkey are Italy's main rival in this group," he said.
He said Turkey are in good form. "Turkey has shown good performance since March and have strong players. I like [Hakan] Calhanoglu very much and [Merih] Demiral. So, it's going to be a tough game and there's a lot of uncertainty," he said.
Asked whether Italy manager Roberto Mancini's time with Galatasaray in Turkey in the past would be an advantage for him, Bocci said: "Yes, maybe it's a small advantage. But Mancini went to Russia for three years after Turkey."
Andrea Elefante from La Gazzetta dello Sport, a newspaper dedicated to sports, said Italy's game against Turkey will be "decisive" for his nation in group stage.
According to him, Turkish footballers playing in Italy know Italian football, players and their mentality – an advantage for Turkey.
Francesco Rapici, a reporter from Radio Rai, said tomorrow's game will be interesting. "Turkey have the youngest squad in the European Championship. The average age is quite low, but performance before the championship extremely satisfactory."
"Maybe Italy's players have better techniques, but Turkish players have come with strength, character and determination."
*Writing by Muhammed Enes Calli in Ankara -



        Latest News
Death Toll In Colombia From COVID-19 Passes 121,000 -28 minutes ago...
Country reports 218 fatalities, 6,636 cases in past 24 hours.
2 Earthquakes Strike Off Coast Of Southwestern Turkey -43 minutes ago...
No damage or casualties reported so far, says disaster agency.
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021 2 minutes ago...
Daily briefing on novel coronavirus pandemic worldwide, Turkey, other developments.
UN To Name Swedish Diplomat As New Envoy To Yemen -43 minutes ago...
UN Security Council has to approve appointment of Hans Grundberg.
Vaccines Save Lives, COVID Kills: French President -28 minutes ago...
Emmanuel Macron uses social media to engage with young vaccine skeptics.

 
      Top News
Dhaka Rejects World Bank Proposal On Integrating Rohingya Into Bangladesh Dhaka Rejects World Bank Proposal On Integrating Rohingya Into Bangladesh
German Police Slammed Over Excessive Force Against Anti-Lockdown Protesters German Police Slammed Over Excessive Force Against Anti-Lockdown Protesters
Women's Basketball Quarterfinals Ties At Tokyo Olympics Confirmed Women's Basketball Quarterfinals Ties At Tokyo Olympics Confirmed
US Expands Afghan Refugee Program Amid Taliban Offensive US Expands Afghan Refugee Program Amid Taliban Offensive
Turkey 'Neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK Terrorists In Northern Syria Turkey 'Neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK Terrorists In Northern Syria
Messages Of Support Pour In For Turkey's Fight Against Forest Fires Messages Of Support Pour In For Turkey's Fight Against Forest Fires
Zambia Deploys Army To Curb Violence As Elections Draw Nearer Zambia Deploys Army To Curb Violence As Elections Draw Nearer
US Swimmer Dressel Bags 4Th Tokyo Olympics Gold With Another Record-Breaking Time US Swimmer Dressel Bags 4Th Tokyo Olympics Gold With Another Record-Breaking Time
Armenian Troops Open Fire On Azerbaijani Posts In Nakhchivan Armenian Troops Open Fire On Azerbaijani Posts In Nakhchivan
Diary Diary