In a recent interview with Ansa, former defender and coach Fabio Cannavaro shared his views on the current situation of the Italian national team.
According to Cannavaro, “the system in recent years has not worked. We need to find new solutions and understand why we’re not producing as many champions anymore, why it’s so difficult to qualify for a World Cup, why we risk missing out on the European Championship. These things used to be normal for us.”
He also pointed out that “there are certainly many other sports that young people are now practicing, and there are also fewer children being born, so there are many things to reflect on.” However, Cannavaro emphasized that “it’s not up to me, but to those who govern football, to understand what needs to be changed.”
When asked about his approach to the game, Cannavaro stated that “I think those of us in my profession always strive to be the best. We need to work, study, and stay updated, and then we’ll see what the future holds.”
Cannavaro’s comments offer an insightful perspective on the challenges facing Italian football, and may prompt further discussions on how to revitalize the country’s national team.