Giampiero Ventura comments on Italy Competition Kick-Off Time

Giampiero Ventura reckons that the tier-one competition in Italy this year kicked off a week or two later than it should ideally have.

As per Ventura, the main reason of the defeat at the hands of France in what was his debut game as the Italy coach earlier in the summer was that the players had not had too many top tier games under their belt ahead of that game.

If they had had played some more games, maybe two if not more, for their clubs by that time, they would have handled France better and would not have been beaten as comprehensively as they were.

In the words of Ventura, “The first interaction that I had with the team was a day before the France game, just a day before; I had no interaction before that and we were going to go into that game with not much exposure in the league either. So, you can understand.” Continue reading Giampiero Ventura comments on Italy Competition Kick-Off Time

Andrea Dossena lacks a huge title in his collection

Andrea Dossena is one of the more well-known and recognized players in the world of football as the Italian player have made his way through a number of different clubs and leagues. Udinese, Sunderland, Napoli and Liverpool are the notable teams that Andrea Dossena has performed in during his extensive playing career.

Even though the Italian player has made over 300 appearances throughout and performed in some of the biggest stages in the world such as: The Champions League, the Premier League, Serie A, Dossena has struggled trying to add big titles to his collection.

Dossena has never managed to lift any domestic titles or any significantly important European pieces of silverware for any of his teams which is very disappointing for such an experienced player who never truly managed to stand out and make a name for himself in football.

At the age of 34, Dossena is reaching the twilight of his career and he’s currently for the Swiss club FC Chiasso. A few months ago, he was involved in a shoplifting incident which occurred in Harrods when he was in the department store along with his wife and son.

When Dossena was buying items in a store with his family, it seems like there still were unpaid products which ended up in possession of the Italian player and after the alarm of the store went off, he was eventually arrested.

After this incident was over, Dossena voiced his disappointment in what had happened as he said that he was treated like a terrorist.

Dossena said they were handcuffed, “as you would do with a terrorist. I was obviously in disbelief, not only because of that gesture but because I didn’t know what was going on. I hadn’t realized the mistake we’d made. Continue reading Andrea Dossena lacks a huge title in his collection